Presenting Our Featured Artist of The Month
Crime Scenes were Never so Beautiful
The Photo Art of Skomoroch
Happy New Year DiD Fans
And welcome to Year 3 of the The Lady Is Down
Our first artist interview of 2015
From Russia, Skomoroch is one of DA's most talented masters of the camera
His work features museum quality photographic work of simulated crime scenes in which the beautiful heroine has encountered her final sleep
TLD: hello Skomoroch and thanx for the photo artwork you've shared with us here at The Lady is Down What made you join DA?
S: Deviantart - this is the most convenient place for artists, artistic social network. It's easy to find like-minded people and to show their work.
TLD: Can you share with us the history behind how you got started in Photography
S: I started out as a theater reporter and photographed performances in theaters. From here I developed a theatricalization and direction in my pictures. Later I became involved microstock, and only then commercial staged photography.
TLD : Where does your character inspiration and scene come from?
S: I like Pulp Fiction 50-70th, I love film noir. And they are very often present scenes of crime. Women are always sexy, not only in life but also after it.
TLD: And where do find these fantastic ladies so willing to pose?
S: All the girls on my shots - is a professional models, they usual portray any role for the camera.
TLD: About your models clothing, scenes, and choice of locations, do you do extensive scouting and research?
S: I often shoot in interior studios, where it is possible to make the desired decoration. Much less often I shoot outdoors. Shooting out studio is fraught with difficulties - it is necessary to carry light equipment, look for places where there are no strangers, and so on. In the studio, I'm much more comfortable!
TLD: How long does it take to capture one scene on film and how many frames to get the perfect shot and the perfect pic story?
S: First, I plan to shoot scenario. Come up with a sequence of frames. This is an important stage in the work. On set, you just need to implement all planned. Usually she is shooting a few hours. Then I select the best shots. If I take a set, more than a hundred frames. Then comes the image production. This is for several days. As a result, I get a complete history of art.
TLD: Your art, photography history, are you formally trained or self taught?
S: I am a self-taught
TLD: Fave cameras. filters, bounce curtains, postwork software?
S: From the beginning I used Sony, I know it's pretty rare, but I like Sony cameras and for me they are the best. Photo edition is done in Adobe Photoshop.
TLD "With a woman on the ground laying prone outdoors, are there any funny or precarious incidents that happened while you were shooting?
S: On the set I and my models are constantly laughing! It's always a lot of fun. We just play detective or film noir. It is important not to take seriously a topic, save the theatricality and artificiality happening. This is a game! Indeed, in the real death there's nothing funny!
TLD: You victims all appear to have been hit hard, and put down quietly without a struggle. Were they assassinated for being spies or criminals?
S: More often than not - it is still criminal history. Heroines of my sets are not just lucky, they find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Often this is all ridiculous case, fatal accident.
TLD: Who is your favorite comic artist?
S: Frank Miller, of course! And pin-up girls!
TLD: Who is your favorite action movie director / producer?
S: Alfred Hitchcock, and cinema noir period. From modern cinema - this is Peter Jackson.
TLD: We've noticed a marketing of your artwork at YouTube and Flickr Can you tell us more about starting skomoroch.daportfolio.com/?
S: At some point, I thought that my complete sets may be of interest not only customers, but also lovers of detective stories, thus the idea skomoroch.daportfolio.com. where I have sets for sale. YouTube channel I do a small slideshow of fragments of sets. Already more than 1000 subscribers.
So, be welcome to view
TLD: What does "Skomoroch" mean?
S: The correct spelling is "Skomorokh". Its was a common name to describe folk artists and musicians in medieval Russia.
TLD: Last Question. Any advice for those wishing to enter the world of photography and illustration?
S: Photographers are a very useful method to look at the talents of old artists. this allows you tounderstand the nature of light. Also watch good movies, so you can learn to build a frame to work with emotions. When you do, what you like, you will always find understanding. Therefore it is necessary to find themselves, choose your theme and develop.
" спасибо " skomoroch.deviantart.com/