𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭. ― Isabella Koldras
My journey in photography started with landscapes, but come Rona followed by several lockdowns meant that I couldn’t travel and create the images I envisioned.
So I was forced to find new ways to craft art. I remember vividly talking about this with lovely @denise_fotografiert way before Rona hit, wondering what other genre could work for me.
One day inspiration came. I’ve photographed events and people before, but I needed something more than simple headshots and portraiture. I call the collection of my landscape work that I love the most “painterly places” from which my idea of “painterly faces” emerged.
And so, with my new found passion to create art with the human face, I obsessively worked on developing a look that was close to paintings and was uniquely mine. The journey hasn’t been easy, dotted with occasional frustration, but guided by genuine passion and filled with endless hours of learning lighting and editing.
It was clear to me exactly what I wanted to achieve. I wanted to create beautiful bespoke portraits to fall in love with. I wanted each portrait to be a masterpiece with uncompromising attention to detail. Today, I craft images like this one.
So, whatever you do, wherever you are in your journey, honour the process. You’re an amazing bundle of great potential, keep going. Even if it’s Monday 🤍
Photo | Retouch | Edit: @hajnalkaberen.photo
Model: the fabulous @anastasia.perrie
MUA: the awesome @nadjakalcher
Partner in crime | Assistant: the amazing @manufakturwest