DREAM IMAGES OF...
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 MARIA CHATZIATHANASIADIS

 

 enjoy her magnificent blend of fantasy and human expression..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AM:Tell us how you got started in photography?

 MX: It was around the time I was at highschool and I was searching to express my

 Artistic abilities. At that time few friends of mine introduced me to the world of

 Photography and immediately I fell in love with it.

 All of the process from the shooting to the development of the photo it was very

 Appealing to me (given the fact that everything was an analogue procedure).

 As a lover of arts I felt that photography was the medium to combine everything I love music, literature,painting and cinema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM:What defined your photography ?

MX:The ability to capture the human expression and the infinite choices to create with light.

 

 

             

 

                

AM:Are you influenced by Art or Fashion in your approach of photography?

MX: By both. Most of the time one is interconnected with the other.

AM: How much do you care about the concept of a photography? 

MX:The concept is very important for a production. Is the idea that everything is based on.

AM: Which is your opinion about the impact of social media on the art of photography ?

MX:I believe that social media are a contemporary tool that connect people and art and I never say no to a new tool. Although because of the overinformation it becomes difficult to separate good from bad and you have to sharpen your ability to critisize.Facebook ,instagramme etc is very helpfull especially for young photographers who use these platforms to expose their work.

AM: Objects, space, models: how much important are for your work?

MX:Every part of a fashion shooting is very important. Props, location, models has to be as good as possible. If one of those parts is not the right one you can tell the difference on the outcome. I believe casting is on the top of the list because the model is the main character that creates the final image.

AM: What about your future projects?

MX: I love the idea to create projects that combine classic values of culture with the modern way of life. I believe that fashion is a way that people express themselves over the time in history  and I enjoy to be apart of it .To make pictures,besides the everydays work,that creates afeeling of “deep fashion”or something to be rembered.

 

 

 

 

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Born in Athens. Studied photography and history of arts at the “FOCUS Private School of Art photography, video and new technologies”. After participation in a series of art exhibitions, she enters the commercial advertising photography and specializes in fashion market. She expired her work internationally soon, by staying in London for two years.

Back in Athens, she starts and establishes collaboration with a number of fashion magazines like M.Figaro, ELLE, M.Claire, Glamour, Celebrity, Mirror, OZON, while working with well-known companies like Attrativo, Achilleas Accessories, Leonards, BADOO, Camelot, Chief, KORRES both in domestic area as well as in Europe, U.S.A  and S.Africa.

 

 

interview with ALEXEY MARTYNOV
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 A Gran Maestro of a Royal Erotic Photography...

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His work already presented in more than 30 different magazines like :

7HUES Magazine, Afi Magazine, BeauNU Magazine, Borealis Magazine, C'est Moi Magazine, COCO Fashion Magazine, Cynical Fashion Magazine, DNG Photo Magazine, Elegance Magazine, Elléments Magazine, EnVie Magazine, Fashion Room Magazine, Fashionable Balashikha, Fashion Shift Magazine, Femme Rebelle Magazine, FCM Magazine, Implied Magazine, Intelegance Magazine, Imirage Magazine, Impostor Magazine, iMute Magazine, LUXX Magazine, Modellenland Magazine, Northside Magazine, PopImpressKA Journal, Promo Magazine, PUMP Magazine, SALYSÉ Magazine, Sheeba Magazine, Solis Magazine, Surreal Beauty Magazine, The Wedding Planner, Volant Magazine, VYBZ Magazine).

A painter & photographer, Mr.Alexey Martynov talk with us and make us feel happy to host him on www.arismoskov.com. Enjoy his Art!

 

 

AM:Share with us how was your start as a photographer.

In my youth I used to go to an art school which was quite successful as some of my paintings were presented at several local exhibitions.

Then I worked in the financial sphere, I am PhD.

In 2015, I took a decision to follow my heart deepest calling and start finally doing something instead of constantly dreaming about it.

 

AM:Whose work has influenced you most?

I cannot be original, Tim Walker, Peter Lindbergh and Mario Testino are photographers who have a serious influence on me.

 

AM:Your photography, mostly, is a dedication to naked & glamour.

How do you explain this focus on the erotic and aristocratic aesthetics at the
same time?

 I love women and admire the beauty of the female body. My internal goal is to express through photography the ideas that overwhelm me and to reflect the beauty that I see.

I usually try to pre-plan my photoshoots and in most cases I definitely know what I want to demonstrate to viewer. This contributes to the fact that women in my photos are shown very aesthetically.

 

AM:How do you select your models?


At the moment, I am perceived as a talented fashion photographer and the model is constantly writing about the desire to cooperate, and the quality of models is constantly growing. Therefore, the base of models is constantly expanding.

I really like broken lines in posing. When I choose a new model for my shooting, I see how the model shows hands and facial expression on the photo.

 

AM:Is the Internet a destructive development for the art of photography
or you think open new opportunities for you?

 In my opinion, social networks, Internet are an effective means of promotion in the modern world. I have serious hopes of being noticed in the market and implementing international projects. I worked with an international team of models, make-up artists, stylists and it was unforgettable. And in general, I dream of working in Europe or the USA.

It is also very important that thanks to the Internet, you can learn and improve your taste and skills anywhere in the world, focusing on the best in the profession.

 

AM:How much the painting impact your photography?

I am inspired by painting, architecture, sculpture. I was brought up on the works of artists of the mid-19th century and early 20th centuries, such as K. Bryullov, V. Vasnetsov, I. Repin.

It is difficult for me to overestimate the influence that painting has on my photography.

 

AM:The pleasure to work with such a beautiful women is a motivation or
not for your inspirations?

 First of all, I work with talented women who, in my opinion, fit the implementation of the image. Classical woman’s beauty inspires me.



AM:What's next for the future? Tell me few things about your next
projects.
I am interested in working in the European or American market and making efforts to be there.

 

AM: Alexey was a pleasure and honor to speak with such a talented artist like you. Thanks again!

 

interview with ZOE KTENA
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 A Deep ..Dark and..Dreamy photographer from Greece. Delve into her iconography!

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AM:How did you take the decision to be a photographer?
 
I was playing around with a camera since I remember myself; However, a couple of years ago I started taking photography more seriously by studying a lot of its history and some technical stuff, trying various themes and styles & experimenting a lot with film as well.  So I think the only decision I really made was on my thematic and the means (equipment) I would use. 
 
 AM:Whose work has influenced you most?
 
Andrei Tarkovsky.  It's quite an embarrassing story. I didn't know who he was until a journalist likened a project of mine to Tarkovsky.  So I did the research, I read about him, found his photography portfolios and watched all of his movies cause it was truly love at first sight. The atmosphere & the naturalness combined with a spiritual crisis and melancholy - he spoke to my soul; it's weird, because it's like he influenced me in retrospect, but he totally defined my point of view.  
 
I generally admire André Kertesz, Ingmar Bergman, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick and Paul Strand to name a few. 
 
 
AM: Your photography, mostly, is a dedication in contrast. How would you describe your aesthetics?
 
I'm usually either up or down in my life in general, and that appears in my photos too, without consciously pursuing it all. I believe my ''aesthetics'' have a fixed thematic like nostalgia, romance, dreamy & cinematic sceneries and simplicity, all depicted in a dark way I guess. I like portraying these themes in a ''high''-contrast way.  When it comes to photographing people, I'm attracted to strong, interesting and sometimes eccentric personalities that are not afraid to show their ''feminine'' side.
 
 
AM: Your Photography (Color and B&W too) has a strong sense of Melancholy. What do you aim to communicate with the viewer through your work?
 
As I said before, I shoot and edit my photos automatically, I put my character in them spontaneously – I think that we all do - and I find it reasonable. Generally, I am a nostalgic type of person, I especially miss times and eras I wasn't even alive at the time and for better or for worse I'm into the past much more than I'm in the future, mostly regarding arts. I don't think that I intend to pass anything specific to people, I like the fact that every single artwork can cause so many different emotions and thoughts by themselves, so I don't really want to ''analyze'' my photographs or explain anything much.  
 
 
 
AM: Is the Internet a destructive development for the art of photography or you think open new opportunities for you?
 
Photography thanks to the internet and social media is facing an entirely new reality. All arts are in some way. It's a very controversial issue, however, I don't think that this is bad at all. I understand the reactions and the displeasure that many may feel -there is so much variety and resemblance among most of the photos and the photographers as well, that many feel threatened by that, somehow.
For me when it comes to art it's the more the merrier. I enjoy the fact that there are so many beautiful works and artists everywhere with the ability to share their work with the rest of the world. It also proves that technical equipment or photography degrees don't matter that much; all you need is a camera, whether it's a cell phone camera or a DSLR, etc.
 
AM: What other forms of Art do you believe impact your photography?
 
Cinema for sure. I think it's the art that involves all the other form of arts and I love that. Also books. A writer can create very vivid images and atmospheres in our minds, sometimes much better than many visual arts can do. Also painting but to a lesser extent; I'm not very familiar with arts like painting, sculpture, etc at the moment. 
 
 
 
AM: What's next for the future? Tell me few things about your next projects
 
To be honest I'm really busy with a lot of other stuff –including my school- right now, so I don't have any specific ideas or projects coming up at the moment. However, there's a self-portrait project I'm working on since summer, but I'm not sure at all about when it is going to be completed and published; maybe in the next months. 
 
AM: Zoe thanks for the interview!