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Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya
Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya

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

I consider evolution and boredom to be the main impetus. I filmed commercial orders in the small town of Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, for eight years. Then I wondered what would be left after me? And for the last year I have been moving in the direction of art. I'm just at the beginning of the road.



Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya
Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya

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?

Creation always starts with an idea. Now in my life "GREAT search" - so I call this period of creativity. I study one of the 50 favorite photographers in the world, take some of his special chips and try to feel mine or not. Then mutations and fantasies begin and a new project is created. So I plan to try the light brush technique soon. I want to know if this is interesting to me.


What would you say is your style of photography?

As I said now I have a "GREAT search" but my dream is to find a style that will only be mine. Many people say that everything in the world has already been invented, I do not agree, too much has not been created.



What are the technical challenges of this kind of photography and how did you overcome them?

II don't think that's my maximum. The first is preparation, 90% of the work is to find the location, gather the team, curtsy, search for the model and so on. And the shooting process is a thrill. I haven't overcome it yet, although I know the technical part quite well and it's a cool feeling when there is somewhere to move.


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

Everything is interconnected. The technical side of photography, the author's vision, and perception of the world and art in general. And I advise you to do more experiments and shoot constantly.


Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya
Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya

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

6 days were spent on this part of the project. These are preparation, shooting and post production.


What's been the biggest highlight in your career so far?

I am an artist by education, and when there was the first wave of quarantine in 2020, I decided to return to the place and combine everything with a photo. Therefore, I consider it my highlight to change the vector of my career. And thank you very much for the opportunity to work with you, it is very important to me.


What's the most important thing you want your potential clients to know about you?

About my approach to work. My knowledge, professional team, detailed training, and a well-thought-out and clear approach to project implementation.


Are there any current projects you’re working on that you can tell us about?

Yes, there is an interesting project. The capsule collection of the young designer is currently being prepared. The look book will also be removed. I will skip the details. But the main idea is to create space images, the main storyline will be combined with the story of the aliens. Trends in fashion are like something cosmic that diverges into humanity and becomes commonplace over time. This is the whitest project this year. 15 models, more than 10 team members and decorators are involved. I am the producer and ideological director of the project, so I am worried, but I am sure that everything will be at the highest level.


Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya
Photographer: DIVAR Model: Di_diana Retoucher: Liuba Sa Makeup Artist: Juliya Vitvickaya

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

So now I'm completely redesigning my Instagram and plans to change the site. At the moment it is such a instagram.com/divardima there is still a page @divar_one_of where I plan to present all my creative projects.


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