The Process of Creating
We asked her about the whole process of creating those amazing photographic works of art and she described it for us in a few steps:
She always starts off with a sketch of what she has in mind for the photograph. “It’s usually not very detailed but it helps to define the topic, location and mood as well as grasping the overall composition and objects required for the shoot.”
After the sketching is complete she will start gathering the props needed for the shoot and since the city she lives in is quite small, she ends up having to make a lot of the props herself. “Often, I don’t have enough skill to do the exact thing I want but I always do my best.”
Composition… She tries to keep only the most important objects in the frame, getting rid of anything unnecessary. Always asking herself, “Is this item important?” and if the item does not form part of the story then maybe the shot will be better without it.
When the props are ready and the composition collected, she’ll turn her attention to setting up the lights. It all depends on the scene but in the majority of cases she’ll set the key light slightly behind the scene and fill light on the side. Then she will play with reflectors and black flags until she gets the desired result. Finally pressing that shutter. “Voila!”