Hi, it’s great to meet you!
My name is Renata and I’m a published freelance beauty, fashion and portraiture based in Worcester.
How it all started
My passion started about 15 years ago when I got my first bridge camera. For many years it was just limited to happy snaps of my family, friends and places I visited. Everything shifted when I got invited to a charity fashion show and discovered how exciting and fulfilling photography could be. That day I decided to follow my heart and put all my efforts in turning this passion into living. Since then I went to a number of fashion shows and organised several beauty and fashion editorials published in fashion and portrait magazines. I have been also nominated as one of the finalists in the Midlands Fashion Awards 2019 in the photography category (yay!!).
Why fashion and portraits?
I’ve always been a lover of makeup and fashion. I spent ages watching makeup tutorials, flicking through fashion magazines and loved shopping like mad. No wonder I’m so drawn to the world of beauty and fashion in my photography. But at the same time I love gifting people with beautiful images and that’s why I got in to portraiture. I believe that one image can sometimes express more than a thousand words, that an image captures the subject as well as the photographer at the same time. I also believe that everyone deserves an amazing portrait experience which I aim to provide. Creating elegant and timeless visual legacy for you to leave behind and treasure for years and generations to come, is my true passion.
Photographers who inspire me
There are so many incredibly talented photographers in the world which really amaze with their work. However there are few I constantly look up to and try to learn as much as I can. The most inspiring to me was work of Lindsay Adler, Sue Bryce, Lara Jade, Brooke Shaden and Felix Kunze. Each one of them has a different style or genre and I’ve learned different things watching their work or training videos. I knew that I wanted to have Felix teaching me his lighting techniques and that’s why I had hands on lighting workshops with him. I did not want anyone else. He taught me to look at the lighting differently and to trust my own instincts. Photography is an art, not a science, and you have to see the light with you own eyes and soul, not just measure it.
My favourite photography quote:
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
What makes me different?
What makes me different from other photographers? They all have passion for creating images, many of them are so talented and unique. How can I possibly stand out in this over saturated market?
I see beauty in people. I see my images in my mind before I even press the shutter. Most of my time I keep day dreaming about different setups and ideas for new photographs and want to try something new and different. I don’t look at other photographers Instagram to look for inspiration or try to copy their work. I look for inspiration in myself and around me. In people who surround me and in people I don’t know. In places, feelings, memories, dreams and fears. That’s how my work is created.
Inspiration is everywhere.