Irina

Irina

Internationally exhibited photographer and artist, now based in London. Irina was born in Russia and grew up in Germany.
Irina specialises in portraits, fashion, events and street style photography with a wide range of clients.

Read our interview with Irina below…

What does photography mean to you?

It’s another medium to express myself. I love that you can take something that’s already there, experiment with it and create a different reality.

What photographers influenced your work?

There are a lot, but my some of my favourites are Henri Cartier-Bresson, because he gives you the feeling as if you were really there. David LaChapelle for his use of colour and Hedi Slimane’s clean compositions and rock’n’roll flair.

What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?

I would love for them to get a feeling like they were there or get a different perspective on things. However in the end everyone will take away something different and I don’t have much control over it. I love to hear different interpretations and perspectives though.

Are there some clichés in photography you steer away from?

Too much editing and cheesy posing I guess, but I’m probably also guilty of these. There’s always a fine line you walk with editing. .

An enthusiastic budding photographer approaches you, what’s the first bit of advice you throw their way?

I’d say practice, look at what other people have done, and work on your own style. I think if that’s what you really want to do with your life, things will eventually fall into place if you persist.

Quick fire questions

Canon or Nikon?

Nikon

Lomography or Leica?

Leica, the dream.

Analogue or digital?

Digital

Black and White or Colour?

Mostly Colour, but I also love Black and White

Instagram or Flickr?

Both

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs

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