Photographer Ana Hmelnitkaia@AnnaHm
Bristol, United Kingdom
—First and foremost – whom can you name as the best photographer in Bristol, United Kingdom? :)
—To be honest, I don't really have time to look what other people (photographers) do, as I am quite busy with shooting weddings, editing photos, and of course with looking after my 1 year old son and being a good wife to my husband;)
—How did you get in the photography industry?
—It happened in 2009, After graduating from University I decided to start my small business.
—What do you like most about your profession?
—Everything. I like environment where everyone is happy.
—What do you like least about your profession?
—Don't like the feeling when I have to leave my boy with babysitter (however she is the kindest person I've ever met), it breaks my heart.
—What will be the future of photography?
—A kind of virtual reality 3D photos?
—What is special in the photography genre you specialise at?
—Wedding photographs are more private, more sincere, they are some precious memories for a family.
Other genres of photographs are more public – they are taken to attract hundreds or thousands of viewers (nude photography, advertising photography etc)
—How do you handle criticism?
—Haven't been criticized for a long time to be honest;)
—What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?
—They should like the photographer's portfolio. And probably read couple of reviews about him/her.
—What details that usually pass unnoticed can a photographer notice?
—Well, I think almost everything. Bride and groom are so overwhelmed and emotional, so they don't really pay attention to so many details.
—What influences the value of a photo? What are its elements?
—A story behind the shot.
—What do you worry about, and why?
—Future of humanity.
—What is the most impressive moment in your life?
—Moving to UK.
—How do you define success? How do you measure it?
—Being happy with what you are today.
—If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?
—Would worry less about things that don't deserve it.
—What about life on other planets?
—Yes, there is life on Earth actually ;)
—What's the side of you that the public never sees?
—My funny side. It is known only by my friends and family.
—When are you completely satisfied with your work?
—Never. Satisfaction leads to stagnation.
I would say I am always satisfied by 99%
—Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?
—Is there life after marriage?
Many of my couples lived together 10-20 years before they get married. What should change after wedding?))
—Do you like dogs or cats?
—The best thing in life is:
—If you are called to shoot a movie, what genre will it be?