For our daily interview we have found a true russian photographer, Dmitriy Karelin (24 years old). He was born in Siberia and now lives in S.Petersburg. Six months ago he quit his office related job and he started focusing on photography, video and vocal training.
When did you start to think about photography?
Actually I started to be interested about photography during the summer 2014, when my comrade gave me an amazing film camera Nikkormat FT3 with lens Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and i used it for a trip to the mountains. I shot about 20 rolls of film that summer. Before this moment I just took a lot of pictures with my iPhone and i posted into my Instagram account.
What does photography mean to you? and which kind of photography do you like more?
Photography allows me to give other people all beautiful things that I see everyday. Also I feel that photography is craft which I really do well. I like more using film cameras because you have limited number of shots, and you are just shooting for those special moments. Also I like my own mechanical camera Nikon EL2.
When you take a portrait, what is important for you?
To catch such moments, when the model has a natural emotions. I’m changing my positions but I don’t talk with my model a lot, I’m just shooting. When you tell model to do particular things it would not be a natural photo anymore.
Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?
No, i don’t think so. I guess that when you start to learn by yourself how to shoot and you get really into that, you will find out how much you are able to love photography. I have never been to school. I think that in this world the most important thing is to get more practice.
What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?
I’d like to take a picture that can communicate through the eyes of the person represented the life he has lived. I would also like to photograph wild animals in their natural habitat.
What’s your photo-mission?
My mission is about showing to other people the beauty of daily life moments.