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Photographer Maria Grinchuk

PRO

Seattle, United States PRO

8 years on MyWed
I can speak english, russian.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VKjBr41Uo1Aav_Tp_v-yqaprMyNo9M_CdpTkoMyTXI9Q0Sbbc5qVdmgnUt0xKwClMxk3VF9np6JLRTcQGhljUE-7YwkRZm3fmxrcZd8 Seattle, United States 350 USD Maria Grinchuk +1 929-434-6019
  • First and foremost – whom can you name as the best photographer in Seattle, United States? :)

    Hawkeye Huey

  • Are you photogenic?

    Depends on the photographer.

  • How did you get in the photography industry?

    I was working in the fashion industry in my hometown St.Petersburg, Russia. And photography was my hobby at the moment. I always brought my camera to the different events. Once the designer I worked with had a photoshoot of her new collection, and I worked there as her assistant. As always I brought my camera, and I took some photos of backstage. A few weeks later my boss asked me to show these photos. She liked my photos so much that she put them in her new lookbook. I was shocked and so happy at the same time. It was the first time I thought, maybe I should do photography my fool time job

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

    mood and emotions

  • Do you love traveling?

    Of course! Especially if It is a business-trip

  • What do you like most about your profession?

    I can work almost everywhere

  • What do you like least about your profession?

    Since I have started to shoot weddings, I have never been just a guest at wedding. But I can live with it :)

  • What will be the future of photography?

    Probably, video will be instead of photography.
    Photography will be like a painting now. Only if you are a "creator" who is doing kind of art using light and camera will be able to earn good money.

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

    Everything is very special in the wedding genre. There is no the same scenario.

  • How do you handle criticism?

    Depends on who. Without criticism, people can't move forward, so it is very valuable to have a good criticism of your work.

  • Are there any trends in photography?

    Natural look, less is better

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

    Portfolio

  • What things are to be avoided when shooting?

    Wearing uncomfortable shoes

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

    Phone in the packet

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

    Mood

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

    Elon Musk for sure

  • Who do you want to take photos of?

    People

  • Do you have any professional taboos?

    To prepare all my equipment at the last moment before the wedding – this is a big no.

  • Who would you like to shoot with?

    I probable would agreed to shoot with Bred Pitt

  • What do you worry about, and why?

    That I don't live in New York City

  • What is the most impressive moment in your life?

    The moment when I agreed to take my husband's second name

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

    Nils Holgersson.

  • Who inspires you in your life and why?

    Movies, architecture, music, art, and nature

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

    When you satisfy with your life – this is success

  • Would you rather be liked or respected?

    Respected

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

    I was working in a place I didn't like

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

    Camera, money, and plan

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

    I only have things I need

  • How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

    I educate myself to trust my feelings and my point of view
    And of course, I shoot as much as I can

  • Whose work has influenced you most as a photographer?

    I don't want anyone to influence me

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

    How important to be confident

  • What do you want to say with your photographs?

    Love is everything

  • What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

    Passion

  • Should your parents have been more or less strict?

    more

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

    I would finish musician school.

  • What about life on other planets?

    I would love to take photos of this life

  • Who are your heroes?

    My parents, my husband

  • What do you do in your spare time?

    Weird things

  • When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    never

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

    I don't like this question

  • Do you make friends easily?

    not now

  • Where would you like to live?

    New York

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

    I was trying to work in the place I didn't like

  • Is there life after marriage?

    of course no

  • Do you like dogs or cats?

    I like both

  • The best thing in life is:

    doing what you like

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

    nope

  • What would you like to change in yourself?

    to become more productive and stop eating sugar

  • What would you like to change in the world?

    People

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

    Go to learn in IT

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

    Добро Пожаловать

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

    Tragicomedy

  • Tomorrow I will go and do...

    workout