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Interview with Photographer Tanya Bambulskaya

Forest story

Female Model: Asya Kotikova @kotoasya
Photographer: Tanya Bambulskaya @sea.fm

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What do you love about Photography? What made you pursue this passion?

- I love photography because it makes it possible to capture the moment as you see it or as you want to see it. And show it to others. As you always can find and see something new, so you never get tired of this process.




What would you say is the most challenging part of being a Photographer?

- To believe that your vision is valuable and not to compare yourself with other photographers.




We absolutely love your images, How do you think you found your style?

- Tough question. I think It's more like intuitive process for now. But definitely my visual background like cinema, nature around me, or images that i liked had a big impact on my style.




When planning a photoshoot is there any key things you look for in a location?

- For me, a location is always more than just a blurry background. I really love negative space in the frame, so I always imagine how the location will interact with a person or other subject.

What has been your favourite photoshoot to date?

- Oh, that's a funny story. Recently I painted all the walls at my apartment white. I invited my friend, put her on a Viennese chair and began to take pictures under the light of ikea lamp. It was a super comfortable atmosphere, we talked a lot, drank coffee and took pictures. The photoshoot turned out to be really good and several magazines even accepted to publish it next month.




Tell us about your editing process?

- Editing is a tool. I try to use it as little as possible, depending on the task.




Is there any equipment thats a favourite and you always use?

- I don't have a lot of equipment, but I’m in love with soft filter and lately try to take a few shots with it.




What is the Best advice someone has told you?

- Think, is this going matter in 10 or more years.




And what’s the Best advice you have given / would give to someone?

- If you love something and you are just a little good at it, make an effort and you just can't fail.

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For an up coming photographer, what advice would you give?

- You know, I'm something of an upcoming photographer myself. But I'll try. Don't be afraid of being misunderstood. Your vision will always be accepted and appreciated.




Anything on your bucket list?

- Visit Iceland and make furniture.




Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

- I am definitely a photographer. And somehow related with the cinema.




As this magazine is being released on New Years eve we have to ask, What are some plans of yours for 2021? Any big projects you are looking forward to? Or any goals you are hoping to reach?

- Since 2020 was a bit passive, I plan to work a lot next year.




Thanks for being a part of intra, where could our readers find more about you?

I have an Instagram (instagram.com/sea.fm), where I show some parts of my work and life, but mostly photos of two my ginger cats :)