How are you today?
Elite Artists, Artists of the Month October is " Olga Zaveshinskaya " A.K.A Armene on Deviant Art. Armene is a wondeul photographer to admire. I had been quite a fan of her work and there is no doubt that your can extract many imaginations and concept from a single photo of her. A true artist.
Hello Armene, how are you today?
I'm fine, thanks
, and yourself?I’m fine thanks! I’m glad you could come to our studios.By combining a perfect lighting, framing, hardware and armene, you can get a perfect picture.Really, you are an amazing photographer with a nice concepts and perfect aroma for the pictures.
Thank you for the compliment!Tell us a little about yourself - where you're from, what you like to do in your free time, etc?
I was born in Russia, in the city Voronezh almost 25 years ago. At the moment i leave in Czech republic. Actually photography and retouching are both for me hobby and main job. So they take almost all my time
I'm very boring in my other hobbies - i like reading and movies.Tell us about your childhood, personal life and about your family?
I've always been a child with too much imagination, now i feel that i've lost almost all of it.
I'm very lucky with my family, they always understand and support me, the same is with my boyfriend. We are about 6 years together and know each other very well.Did you have any nicknames as a child?
Yeah, it was Russian analog of "mimsy" for Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky.HaHaHa...That is cute...Tell us about your education and how are you engaged professionally in your career.
I have a degree in Logistics and Economy, now i'm also studying as a post grad and in the next year i'm going to be PhD ). But my education is not connected with photography at all. In this fiels i'm self-taught. And in my native city there is no opportunity to get good photography education, only journalistic, but i prefer artistic direction.Wow, PHD, that is a wow...
What have you always wanted to be in your life?
During my life i wanted to be psychiatrist, autopsist and medical examiner
Other professions were not included into my dream list.
So when did you realize that you were an artist, and when did you took your first picture?
I've always had a need in creating something. I've been drawing for a long time and tried a lot of other kind of art. Photography also have been in my hobbies. And i actually don't remember when i took my first picture, somewhere in childhood, maybe around 9 years.I have always noted that male photographers do good artistic nude and that's may be due to much interest of opposite sex. But girl, you are good at it too.
I think that this is good for me that i do not have sexual interest to the models
I just can precept their beauty not in sexual but aesthetically. Nothing distracts me. The similar situation is in haute coгturу: the best clothes for woman are done by gays. Of course there are exceptions in every field.There is always an inspiration; what inspired you or flamed the spark in you that moved you to become an artist?
For me personally it was not just a moment, a little bit earlier i've said that i've always created something since i remember myself Your visualization is excellent, how do you visualize the scenes?
I think with a pictures, so all ideas come to my head like a finished image already.Do you have a favorite artist that you admire?
I watch tones of visual material. If you try to create something your own, you have to know what already exists.
I do not have favorite photographers but i have favorite images and paintings. A lot of inspiration i find in other genres of art, not only photography, but cinema, literature and pictorial art too.If you could work with just one artist on a project, who would it be?
In this case a lot of depends on a person. I may like someones work very much but this someone can be real despot in work and i'm also not a present, so in this case this will be kind of war. So to answer this question i have to meet the photographer first Can art be made a mean of living and as a professional career? If you are engaged professionally in Arts as a profession, what is your experience?
Yeah, it can. But in this case you have to have good agent. I like photography in general, but it is hard to leave only with art, so commercial photography also exists in my life.What do you think is the most important thing an artist should learn, technically speaking?
It is impossible to please everyone. There is always somebody who will say: How can you all this ART??Do you listen to any type of music to energize yourself while you’re working?
Mostly during editing, not during shooting itself.Would you like to give some advice for upcoming artists?
Patience is the main.Do you participate in the exhibitions?
Yeah, the nearest will be on the 26th of November in Prague.
Your small women series is very interesting and thought provoking, could you explain the details of the concept?It is just some humorous series about things hat woman prefer not to discuss Ddo you participate in any art awareness of digital paintings etc?
Sometimes people use my photos for inspiration. So in digital art i've participated only in this way.
I like the below mentioned thumbs/links of your photograph. Please describe each one briefly; how did you make it and what was the idea?
True blondies have even nightmares glamorous and pink.I had a model, and assistant and pint stuff, we've just painted hand with pink, added some fake nails and put all together.
The girl is the most beautiful flower.During the shooting there were involved a bath with the roses and a girl
The picture was done almost the same way as he 1st one in the list. The concept is classy: beauty + beast
Frienship between man and woman can exist when nobody thinks about sex. Two jeans filled with paper for volume and 2 hands: male and female.
One image from the series which i work on now, dedicated to the world of simple forms.Just some paper, old paper background, scissors, model and stairs
Image based on the story of Erzsébet Báthory.The same bath but filled with colored water. For color пouache was used. Don't use it ever! It is really hard to remove.
Well, it’s been a pleasure chatting with you. Thanks so much for your time!
Thank you also, I'm glad to help out and help inspire other!
Well there you have it, an inspirational interview from a very talented and beautiful artists. We should help our best to spread and share the knowledge, you becomes more wiser the more you spread.
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