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Touch of Spring | Exclusive Interview with Photographer Aneta Walus


photo&retouch: Aneta Walus model: Dorota Dzieża make-up: Agata Szustak
photo&retouch: Aneta Walus model: Dorota Dzieża make-up: Agata Szustak

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

My photography adventure stared when I was 15. I took photos on amateur camera. When i bought new camera i started to take more professional photos. At the beginning my friends were my models. The most important milestoens in my life were getting my first publications and magazine cover photos


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?

Each session is scheduled. I plan session style, search for inspiration and choose a model. I have trusted team - makeup artist and stylist, I always work with.


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

The most important in photography and working with models is good understanding. Showing distinctive features and originality, because each model has a unique beauty. The key to the success is watching many inspirational things and primarily practice.


Could you share how you expand your vision of art, as a photographer?

I browse a lot of inspiration. Editorials in fashion magazines, online publications. I follow famous photographers and their albums.


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

I always have positive attitude. I am friendly and I try to keep the atmosphere at the session relaxed. Session is well planed and i want it to run smoothly. It is also important to choose a team in which everyone understands their sense of humor.



Describe please a day at a shoot, what happens and what is the trick to capturing a great shot?

Session always start with a make-up artist. At the same time, I am making coffee for the whole team, setting up the lighting, searching for good music. The most important is that everyone is responsible for their work and that everyone knows the idea of the session. Then we give 100% of ourselves, thanks to which the results are good


What do you look for in a creative team? What key skills are you looking for to ensure you are picking the best artists to work with?

I always start by looking at an artist's portfolio. I take into account the experience and session he has done in the past. Often after the first conversation , I know if we will be doing well. When we get along and share one "vision", then I know that we expect the same results and we will strive for them during the session. I also want everyone to have a sense of humor to ensure a relaxed atmosphere


What has been the highlight of your career so far and what are your hopes/dreams for the future?

A breakthrough moment in my career was a move from my home village to Warsaw. There, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people, worked in large professional photo studios and did a lot of commercial projects. My dream is to create photo shoots for the biggest fashion brands and get a cover in Vogue


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

My photos and all my work you can follow on my Instagram: @aneta_walus and website: anetawalus.com

If anyone wants to get in touch, feel free to write an e-mail: contact@anetawalus.com

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