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Magdalena Stefanowska: My inner voice told me this is the moment to do something more


'Wonderland' is inspired by Gwen Stefani's video 'What you waiting for?' and polish book about a crazy teacher - 'Akademia Pana Kleksa'.
'Wonderland' is inspired by Gwen Stefani's video 'What you waiting for?' and polish book about a crazy teacher - 'Akademia Pana Kleksa'.

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

I have always loved looking through lens, but it really started when I was In highschool, I took pictures of my friends and everything around me. In that moment I felt it is the the best way to express myself. In next years mobile photohraphy was on the first place, but two years ago my inner voice told me this is the moment to do something more In order to make my visions real. And here I am.


Photographer: Magdalena Stefanowska Model: Aleksandra Luna Domin Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Alisa Styslavska Fashion Designer: Sasha Kushnirenko
Photographer: Magdalena Stefanowska Model: Aleksandra Luna Domin Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Alisa Styslavska Fashion Designer: Sasha Kushnirenko

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?

It depends. Inspiration is clue. Sometimes it starts with the song, sometimes with series, story or just a face. Creative process is really important, I try to get a lot of pieces together and express them on pictures.


You have created a unique artistic style. Tell us about it and how you developed it.

Thank you  I understood that the way of looking is the most important thing In photography. I try to absorb my surroundings as best I can. Watching interesting films and paintings are also essential.






As the expert you are, what are the unique features of this kind of photography and the keys to master it?

I have to feel inspired by a model. I have to know there is a special connection between us and we both understand the purpose of pictures. Having a good team is also a key. The best way is to practice and taking a lot of pictures.


Photographer: Magdalena Stefanowska Model: Aleksandra Luna Domin Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Alisa Styslavska Fashion Designer: Sasha Kushnirenko
Photographer: Magdalena Stefanowska Model: Aleksandra Luna Domin Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Alisa Styslavska Fashion Designer: Sasha Kushnirenko

How has photography influenced you as a person and what do you love most about being a photographer?

Photography is freedom. It makes everyday life magical. It’s one of the things that not only makes me happy but also helps me deal with problems. Thanks to her I am a witch who creates her own worlds.


You are going about conducting a photoshoot, could you take us through the typical planning process for your images?

Firstly I have to make a general outline. It usually starts with a specific theme. Then I make a moodboard and try to find a model which that fits the vision.


How do you manage to make your models feel comfortable in front of the camera?

We laugh a lot and listen the music. I’m trying to get to know them. I respect my models and I would never make them to do things they don't want to, e.g. wear clothes they don't like or pose in an uncomfortable way.


What would be some tips you would give to a beginning photographer?

Take a lot of photos and not compare yourself with others. Respect your work.



What exciting new project should we expect from you in the future?

A lot of fashion. Stay tuned.


Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?

@magdalena.stefanowska

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