When did your passion for photography start and what were the main milestones that turned you into the artist you currently are?
The passion to create began at the age of 12 when I was asked to take a general photo with a film camera. All the settings were done for me, I just had to press the shutter button. Then there was a long period of study, university ... When I found my second job, they bought me a camera and told me to photograph business portraits. From that moment my creative line began.
You are a creative mind with an exceptional eye for detail, are you able to talk us through your process when creating your art?
At the moment, I take a photograph very seriously, I do not just take a picture, I try to convey a story, a plot in this picture. To do this, I can look for a team, models, location for more than a month and think very seriously about the shooting itself, do everything so that the result is not only technically correct, but also has a plot and emotions.
As the expert you are, what are the unique features of this kind of photography and the keys to master it?
In my works, I try to add a part of Fashion to the classic styles of photography. But the most important thing is the philosophy of the photograph, the relationship between the photographer and the model, the opportunity to show the world something new and non-standard.
Could you share how you expand your vision of art, as a photographer?
In fact, everything is very simple - I learn from everyone. It does not matter whether a professional or a novice photographer - every creative person sees his world of photography in his own way and it is very interesting. Very often I just try to meet photographers whose work I like, watch how they work with the team. I am inspired by great photographers. The opportunity to learn is the best thing, which gives a great development.
How hard has it been establishing yourself in the industry and what are some of the largest things you've faced?
I would not say that I have somehow completely established myself in the photography industry - photography is my hobby, which brings great pleasure, which gives a lot of acquaintances and a lot of new things. The hobby is learning new things.
How has photography influenced you as a person and what do you love most about being a photographer?
Photography makes me free - this is the most important thing! Every person loves beauty, and when you create beauty, this is the maximum pleasure.
What would be your tips/advice to models looking to expand their portfolio?
I'm not an expert in modeling, but I'm sure that you don't need to be afraid of the non-standard - do a lot of experiments, work with different photographers.
Are there any current projects you’re working on that you can tell us about?
Over the past few months, I have done 2 trainings in photography and I really liked it. I liked sharing my knowledge and the biggest thing is to see the burning eyes of those who are listening. Therefore, I now want to expand my photography lessons.
Where can our readers keep up with your work and get connected with you?
My Instagram @skyrychenko is my portfolio! Here you can follow my latest works, my creative process:) Follow me and have art.