The MISSBISH Photography Workshop | PARISTORIBIO
Location: I am currently based in New York City. NYC is filled with amazing creatives that are always willing to help you out. I can't imagine my lifestyle if I didn’t live here.
Style: I enjoy taking both fashion and beauty photographs. Although my style of photography has constantly been changing, I always incorporate the surrounding environment and culture, from streetwear brands that I love in grungy New York City, to minimalist furniture in Tokyo. Being able to travel to different countries allowed me to pursue my photography with an open minded approach.
Equipment: I use a Canon 5D MK III with a bunch of different L-series lenses. I prefer using the 35mm 1.4 because of how versatile the range is. I use photoshop and Capture One for post.
How did you get into photography? Tell us about your first experience.
My dad got me my first digital camera when I was 11, but I really never found interest in it. At about 15 years old I started using Instagram and was exposed to creative direction, which really kickstarted my creativity.
Photography is all about capturing that moment. What’s the secret?
The secret to capturing the moment is to just walk around the city you live in and photograph anything you find appealing. This teaches you how to effectively adjust your settings according to the situation. I almost always recommend shooting with a film camera when you first start photography because it simply shows you the differences between shutter speed and aperture.
Tell us the story behind one of the most memorable photos you’ve shot.
I would consider my rooftop photos of Nastya my most memorable photos because it was my first time fusing both portrait and landscape photography together.
What is a constant source of inspiration for you as a photographer?
Many things inspire me as a photographer, from fashion to conceptual art. Traveling is also a major source of inspiration to me because it opens your soul and mind to different cultures.
“My dad got me my first digital camera when I was 11, but I really never found interest in it. At about 15 years old I started using Instagram and was exposed to creative direction, which really kickstarted my creativity.”
Who has been a great influence or mentor to you and what did you learn from them that you still carry with you today?
Gosha Rubchinskiy is probably my greatest influence. Over the past few years, I studied his approach on both creative direction and photography. I learned you should always cherish the youth and the culture behind it because the youth is our future.
Tell us three photography tips.
1. KEEP SHOOTING. Never stop using your camera, the more you use it the better things get.
2. BE BLUNT. Shoot whoever and whatever you want. Never be shy to take a photograph of anyone, in a public space of course.
3. BE UNIQUE. Separate yourself from other photographers by incorporating out of the world things into your photographs.
Finish the sentence.
If I weren’t afraid... I would drop out of fashion school and travel the world.
I wouldn't be where I am today... if my parents never ventured to America.
I've been listening to... Gucci Mane lol.
Kids these days... are the future of tomorrow.
I look and feel my best... when I wear anything black.
When no one is looking... I take funny Snapchats.
Traveling is... essential to opening your mind to different cultures.
I respect... everyone who understands the background behind the brands they wear.