Last seen 7 days ago

Photographer Kinga Leftska

Venice, Italy 

3 years on MyWed
I can speak english.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HwvpxI34tKvLyl-1F7it6L-VusNFr1zS3Fpb7_BCPsD1dYH7rPKG27B434FJ13G-Bbh6UtfgzBamEJjLQ_wVNY8P60V5VE12oTIN8A Venice, Italy 180 USD Kinga Leftska +44 7463 262793
  • First and foremost – whom can you name as the best photographer in Venice, Italy? :)

    Can't tell... When there's many photographers in Venice there's only few good storytellers! I'm sure you'll find a right one – one who sees with a hear not just with a camera:)

  • Are you photogenic?

    Am I? 0.0

  • How did you get in the photography industry?

    Ages ago when I was already into couples shoots one of my friends trusted me and asked me if I wanted to photograph their destination wedding. That's how it all started! I fell in love with white dresses and beautiful bouquets and right after my friends' wedding an avalanche of wedding requests started.

  • What are the most important components of a good photo in your opinion?

    Candid moments. No posing. I hate posing! And light. Light is always important.

  • Do you love traveling?

    I love travelling, I'm a freelance photographer not only for the sake of photography but also for the sake of travelling. I spend few months a year with my backpack!

  • What do you like most about your profession?

    FREEDOM! And the possibility of meeting cool new people from all over the world all the time.

  • What do you like least about your profession?

    I hate it when someone tells me he booked another photographer who was cheaper even though he didn't like his work as much as mine. Why would you hire anyone at all then? Isn't it a complete waste of money in such case? My myself, I either hire someone whose work I'm totally in love with or I don't hire anyone at all.

  • What will be the future of photography?

    I hope it's not iPhone wedding photography eeek!

  • What is special in the photography genre you specialise at?

    Candid moments. It really happens hardly ever that the couple is playing someone else as soon as they see the camera nearby.

  • How do you handle criticism?

    Can't remember anyone criticising my work haha! Hope it stays that way :) And when it comes to general criticism – I think i'm surrounded by good people rather than critics.

  • Are there any trends in photography?

    There's been, there are and there will be trends. In photography and in any other field.

  • What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?

    Only THE STYLE. Not the budget. You don't want to cry over your wedding photos.

  • What things are to be avoided when shooting?

    Lack of connection between the couple and the photographer!

  • What details that usually pass unnoticed can a photographer notice?

    Covering wedding photographers' cameras with your iPhone? We want to capture the first kiss, not a bunch of phones in the air.

  • What influences the value of a photo? What are its elements?

    True moments, true smiles, real laughs, honest tears and natural light.

  • What person can be the symbol of the 21st century in your opinion?

    Any person. We are all the creators of the 21st century.

  • Who do you want to take photos of?

    Honest people who trust me and my skills.

  • Do you have any professional taboos?

    I don't

  • Who would you like to shoot with?

    There's only a few world class photographers I'd like to work with.

  • What do you worry about, and why?

    I worry my life is to short to see each and every piece of the world

  • What is the most impressive moment in your life?

    My partner asking me to marry him! (While getting this captured by our favourite photographer in the world:))

  • If you were a cartoon, book or movie character, who would you be and why?

    I'd be King Julian because I can improvise his voice and be as silly as he is just to make other laugh ;) He also wears cool crowns doesn't he?! haha ;)

  • Who inspires you in your life and why?

    My man. He's just the best and whatever goes wrong he can always make me feel better.

  • How do you define success? How do you measure it?

    Everyone masures success with his own measure. For me it's doing what I love, loving and being loved and travelling as often as possible.

  • Would you rather be liked or respected?

    I'd rather be respected. You can't be liked by everyone. No one is.

  • What is the biggest mistake you have ever made at work?

    Can't recall any.

  • When you're going to travel, what do you take with you and why?

    My camera! Because I wouldn't remember everything so well.

  • Is there anything among your gadgets that you wish you haven't bought? Why?

    I think I like and use all the gadgets that I've ever brought.

  • How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

    I take part in world class workshops with my favourite photographers in Europe, North and South America.

  • Whose work has influenced you most as a photographer?

    Rafal Bojar, Luka Mario, Fer Juaristi, Sebastian Nandryka. They do more of an art rather than just clicks. They open people to get the true selves out of them.

  • What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?

    Can't remember.

  • What do you want to say with your photographs?

    I want to say that true love still exists

  • What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

    People! My couples! The happiness that they share!

  • Should your parents have been more or less strict?

    ?

  • If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?

    Nothing

  • What about life on other planets?

    Can't wait to meet them

  • Who are your heroes?

    My parents

  • Who do you have no respect for?

    Who did create this inteview???

  • What do you do in your spare time?

    I travel or read books or do yoga or go for a walk or meet my friends or watch movies or cook or.. or.. or... There's always something cool to do!

  • What's the side of you that the public never sees?

    I try to be honest. Always. Not sure there's anything I hide

  • When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    Hardly ever – even when my clients shred tears of joy when receiving the final images. I always think something could be done better. It's just about being ambitious when it comes to photography I guess?:)

  • Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?

    I don't get the question. I guess I don't

  • Do you make friends easily?

    that's what people say!

  • Where would you like to live?

    I love Italy for now. Feels like I'm on holiday all the time haha

  • What's the stupidest thing you've ever agreed to do?

    I agreed to many stupid things just for fun :P

  • Is there life after marriage?

    Yes. You reincarnate on your wedding day o.0
    Who created this interview??:D

  • Do you have a favourite joke? Tell us.

    Noooooooo

  • Do you like dogs or cats?

    I'm allergic to both...

  • Who or what do you hate?

    I hate heavy make-up

  • The best thing in life is:

    Freedom

  • The most annoying thing in life is:

    Lack of freedom

  • Is there anything around you that you would like to change?

    I'd like wars to stop existing

  • What would you like to change in yourself?

    I'd like to read more

  • What would you like to change in the world?

    I'd like to convert all the religions into one religion of love

  • Can you give a few tips for photographers who are just starting out?

    Do not copy anyone, just keep taking pictures and find your own style

  • If aliens come to the Earth and you are the first person they meet, what will you tell them?

    Hi Aliens

  • If you are called to shoot a movie, what genre will it be?

    A comedy

  • Tomorrow I will go and do...

    Tomorrow I've got two photoshoots and I can't wait to meet my new friends!