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Elya Chernova: From childhood I had a love for photography

Photographer: @nora_chernova_photo
Model: @aami_mama
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: @andrei_gukasyan

When did your passion for photography start and what were the main milestones that turned you into the artist you currently are?

From childhood I had a love for photography. I started to deal with this closely 2 years ago.


How long does it take to create one of these wonderful works?

A few days of preparation and a couple of hours in the studio


From your point of view, what are the most difficult aspects of professional fashion photography?

Creative thinking


Who or what was your biggest influence in photography and why?

I saw the work of Irina Nedyalkova, I wanted it the same way!


How do you get yourself inspired for a photoshoot? Where do your ideas to shoot come from?

An idea comes, I start to analyze it, I look similar on the Internet, I implement it in my own way


What is your mental checklist before a shoot?

Poses, light, calmness :)



From your experience, what is the key to getting the best out of a model?

Good disposition to the person, kind attitude, the ability to relax the model


What would be your tips/advice to models looking to expand their portfolio?

Not be afraid to try, be funny, be different, not like in life. watch programs like America's Top Model, grimace in front of the mirror


What do you like to do when you are not behind the camera?

I devote my free time to my family


What projects are you working on next, and what are your goals for the future?

Now I am working on filling my portfolio


Where can we see more of your works and get connected with you?

my instagram @nora_chernova_photo



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