Iconic Photographs By Jovana Rikalo :
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Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Jovana Rikalo and I am based in Serbia. I was born in 1989. I am fine art & portrait photographer and I like telling surreal stories with my images. My passion is traveling and life.
Where is Hoe for you?
Home is everywhere where your heart is. For me, home is Serbia but I love from time to time to change home for a 10 days almost every second month.
Where and how did you first found out you are into photography?
I’ve always loved photography. As I was studying law, on the second year I bought a new camera, and started exploring photography a little bit more. I was taking random pictures of myself,nature and my friends to capture memories, mostly just for fun. I didn’t start taking it seriously until the 2013 when I bought better camera and realized how passionate I was about photography. Then I really started growing. Taking photos every day really pushed me to learn the tricks behind the editing process.
How did you became interested in photography?
By shooting and shooting a thousand and thousand photos every day and learn more everytime.
What photography equipment do you prefer to use? How much does it matter?
I use Canon 5D mark III ; 85 mm f 1.2 , 135 mm f 2. sigma 35 mm f 1.4 lenses. But most of the time I use 85 mm f 1.2 lens for portraits and sigma 35 mm f 1.4 for wide angle photos. For me, equipment isn’t the most important thing. To have an eye is but If you are doing professional, you must own professional equipment.
Why do you take photos?
Because I love. Because I forget about anything while I am shooting and because of myself. That’s my real passion and love and I am happy that I found myself into photography because it’s really one interesting world full of dreams.
Did you go to school to study photography? &…
Do you see and importance in photography education?
No, I was studying law actually. I am self taught photographer and I think people can learn photography by themselves but they must be really into it. But If they want to study photography I don’t see any problem there.
How long have you been a photographer?
This year will be 4 years.
What or who got you started in photography? If there is a person or inspiration
When I start doing photography, lots of other photographers inspired me. Even today they inspire me and I really admire their works. They are Oleg Oprisco, Tim Walker, Brooke Shaden, Katerina Plotnikova and many others.
Have you seen a change of style or path or interest in your works through time.
Yes, a lot. Now I learn myself to find inspiration in every situation (it rhymes haha), I more in surreal style now than before and I am still finding myself in colors, but I am lately into pastel coloring.
How would you describe your style?
Surreal, dreamy. I love telling stories with my photos. For me, photography is emotion and there isn’t emotion without a story.
How much Is photography a hobby or work?
First it was a hobby but lately work. ( can you remove this question? can’t answer a lot because don’t know what to say )
Biggest inspirations in your works outside photography.
Life, dreams. Sometimes I create unreal scene in my head and make it real in photography.
Any website or blog you often visit about photography.
Do you market your photography and if yes how?
Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph and you still have not?
What advice do you have for somebody who wants to pursue photography?
I there Something you’re still learning in photography?
What photographic ambitions you are still seeking to achieve?
What would you like to be doing in 5 years from now?
How much do you care for digital editing after you get the shot, cropping, colors and…?
What is a recent project you have been working on and what inspired you?
Many of your works are so deep presenting a deep hidden emotion being trapped, characters thinking about something and gazed, does it say anything about you?
Links And social contacts to follow and find Nina’s artworks and photographs: (ninamasic)
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Online portfolio: https://www.behance.net/jovanarikalo
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