Every picture has a story to tell. These words ring true for photographer and fine artist, Kseniya Che who incorporates her studies in art into her photography. She grew up in Solnechnogors, a charming town near Moscow. From a young age, Kseniya enjoyed painting and went on to study Art, which she believes helps her photography: “Everything I like about painting can be applied in photography too: colour, contrast and composition”.
Her way of creating
Kseniya feels that it’s difficult for her to categorise her particular style of photography. She defines it as an attempt to depict reality with a little dash of the unusual: Multiple exposures, reflections in glass and unusual lighting fascinates her. Nature is her studio and waking up at 4am to photograph in some mystical new destination is no difficult task. Because of the beautiful light it provides, shooting at day-break is her absolute favourite! A true minimalist at heart, she prefers doing little to no retouching in Photoshop, allowing the photo to speak for itself.
Kseniya Che recommends this gear:
- Canon EOS 5D Mk III
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
- National Geographic Backpack
In her kit, you can also find a collection of strange little bits and bobs like mirrors, pieces of glass and coloured foil, all of which are perfect for creating different effects and adding mystery to her photographs.
In the future, Kseniya hopes to visit as many countries as she possibly can, capturing moods and creating captivating stories with her camera. Her work is truly something special and is sure to inspire your next shoot!