Interview with Photographer Alexandra Marisia Pop
Malmö- morning, day time, night time
Model: Serene Chen @serene_lavieestbell
Wardrobe Stylist/Photographer/Retoucher: Alexandra Marisia Pop @lexpop_photography
What sparked your interest in photography?
I always liked painting but during high school I discovered the camera.
What would you say made you fall in love with photography?
The idea of being able to capture feelings and moments instantly is what captivated me completely.
What would you say is the most challenging part of being a photographer?
As a young and new photographer in the market, to be taken seriously was a challenge.
We absolutely love you aesthetic, how do you think you found your style?
My romanian culture has a big impact. But also my years in art school and current job in advertising have changed and formed my perception of beauty.
Tell us about your editing process? Do you keep in natural or do you have any particular steps?
I start with adjusting the light and colours in raw before importing to Photoshop. There I do some skin retouch and later enhance/diminish colours or light/shadows.
When planning a photoshoot is there any key things you look for in a location?
I look after good light and a background that gives me the mood I’m searching for and compliments the outfit.
What has been your favourite photoshoot to date?
The one I submitted to you is one of my favourites.
Is there any equipment thats a favourite and you always use?
I love the 50mm lens and use it whenever possible.
What is the best advice someone has told you?
*You need to be your biggest fan first because if you don’t believe in yourself how can you expect others to?* kliché but true.
And what’s the best advice you give/would give to someone?
The one from above.
For an up coming photographer, what advice would you give?
Practice makes perfect, don’t be afraid to fail. Youtube is your best friend!
Anything on your bucket list?
I have a lot of ideas but for now due to covid-19 some are on hold.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully working 50% or full time with photography and video together with some music artist or working for a fashion magazine.
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?
During these uncertain times I don’t dare to make big plans but my goals for 2021 is to have more photo shoots and even more publications.
Thanks for being a part of intr, where could our readers find more about you?
You can easily find me on instagram @lexpop_photography