Updated: May 7
Please briefly tell us about your background. Who is Lia Konrad as an artist?
I'm Lia Konrad, known under the pseudonym “Liancary” and I am a photographer, specialised in Fine Art, Fantasy & Fashion. My journey began in 2014 when I had the opportunity to assist the famous photographer Benjamin Von Wong during a model photo shoot in a cave in Germany. After that experience I knew I wanted to do the same.
We admire the exquisite level of detail in all your works. Does your creative process start from a certain image in your mind, or do you seek inspiration as you progress?
Thank you! The creative process usually starts with a certain image in mind and as I progress during the editing it might slightly change in style and vision.
What would you say is your style of photography?
I'd say my style in photography is, where fantasy meets fashion. It's often an epic or romantic, feminine style that invites the viewer to dream about it. For my beauty photographs I usually go for a very feminine style, combined with flowers and highlights on the eyes, because that is simply my vision of beauty.
How long does it take to create one of these wonderful works?
Difficult to say. Some images are finished just after half an hour,- other images require months of planning before the shoot takes place and several hours in the post.
Who is the person that inspires you the most and why? What will be the suggestions to new photographers?
I'd say the thing that inspires me most is not a person but life itself. With all it's up's and down's, everything that we experience and learn through the years, the beauty and the bad. My advice to new photographers would be to just go out and create, get inspired by other photographs you admire and try to bring your own vision of it to life.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
That companies would value the creative work of people more, no matter if it's the work of a photographer, a stylist, a model. I often see big companies, spending hundred thousands of dollars to advertising campaigns but then they try to save budget on the production part,- the part that requires a photographer, stylist, model, director and so on.
How do you feel about digital manipulation and post processing programs? Are they important to your photography?
My photographs would simply not exist if there wasn't post processing. My vision only comes to life by the help of adjusting colors, shadows, certain editing ways. I love the post processing part and I don't see anything bad in digital manipulation, as long as you don't abuse it for the wrong intentions.
What has been the highlight of your career so far and what are your hopes/dreams for the future?
One of my highlights has been taking photographs for the incredibly talented soprano Lisette Oropesa and to produce two covers for her upcoming albums.
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