I am a Russian-born UK-based photographer. My photographic style developed through my love and knowledge of art.
My usual approach to creating a new image means constructing an image in my head first – visualising the overall composition, the objects I am going to use, the overall colour scheme, the lighting, the background, etc.
Flowers, portraits and still life are my favourite photography subjects. Still life in particular is perfect for a perfectionist like me – no one fidgets or makes faces, no sudden gust of wind or some other quirk of ever-changing weather can spoil your shot. But, by the same token, you cannot count on something interesting that just happens all of a sudden – it is all up to you; the choices are infinite, and the final result is entirely in your own hands.
Polina Plotnikova ARPS AFIAP