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Meet Echo Park Photograper: Luba Salp

Today we’d like to introduce you to Luba Salp.

Luba, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and as long as I remember I have been passionate about beautiful images: paintings, photographs, films, music videos. I knew I wanted to create but wasn’t sure about a particular path to choose so I was trying everything: producing, writing, drawing and eventually photography and cinematography was what felt the most natural to me and what I was getting the best feedback for.

After graduating college in Moscow, I have been awarded a grant to study at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Moving to California gave me a lot of inspiration and opportunity to learn, grow and master my skills.

For the last few years, I moved from interning to building my own clients, projects and art shows around Los Angeles.

Has it been a smooth road?
Sometimes it’s challenging to make a living while trying to develop and express your own unique voice. I don’t want to choose between sacrificing my vision and becoming a starving artist so I’m balancing between working on highly commercial projects while creating and curating my own art independently.

Have you ever wanted to stop doing what you do and just start over?
Moving to the US was hard – I was far from my family and friends and didn’t have any connections here. In Los Angeles, it’s easy to feel isolated sometimes but I just kept working and creating and people started showing interest in my work and wanting to collaborate.

What advice do you wish to give to those thinking about pursuing a path similar to yours?
Don’t rush to make something that “sells”. Work a lot on finding your unique vision. Once you create something you are truly passionate about and that comes from your heart your work will stand out and people will recognize that.

What are you looking forward to?
I’m very exited about the direction in which technology is developing right now. It is redefining how art is made and innovative equipment and software allows us to create something truly unique.

I’m moving towards integrating art and technology more and hopefully something interesting will come out.

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Image Credit:
Luba Salp

1 Comment

  1. John

    October 29, 2016 at 20:53

    Sweet!

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