Today we’d like to introduce you to Arisha Povolozkaia.
Arisha, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve felt passionate about photography when I was 18 at university. I went to photo trip (camp) and met my husband who was a professional photographer at that time. He taught me everything he knew and since then I’ve started my journey as photo artist.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I used to shoot weddings and family portraits, even fashion. Now I’m more into family and children photography, I enjoy to capture these valuable precious moments and funny chubby faces. I also love to shoot portraits and headshots. Capture people’s personalities, their beautiful sides. However I’m always open to something new, because every artist has to experiment to learn more and to grow as a creative personality. I find inspiration in my family, especially my son, and clients are always inspire me.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
It’s probably easier to be an artist today than years ago, because we have more tools to try and experiment with, we have internet to show our work. But it’s also more complicated in a matter of rivalry. Being an artist means that you are a bit of a businessman too, because, unfortunately, if you want not only to express yourself but also gain some money for life, you have to learn how to sell yourself. There are plenty of beautiful artists out there, plenty of choice. It is great, we all are different and we make art differently. Artists are always a mirror of time, I’m glad to have an opportunity to capture moments for future generations. It is always great to have support from your city, like participation in free art festival.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I don’t have a website, but I definitely will have one. You can see my work on my Instagram page
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/arisha_photography
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/arisha.shulgina
Ray Lucey (men’s portrait)