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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 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?

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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 "

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astrea-hime Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Great gallery and sexy concept ;) Thanks for using my photos :)
Sundayplain Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
very sexy concept! Thank you for using my photo :)
Spygirlsoldiers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I goofed too, when submitting. Sorry. If there is a way I can fix them, let me know
Sandstrahlen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Thank you for the membership. That was rather quick.;-)
reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Thanks for accepting me!:D
gothicAge Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
interesting group! and thanks for your request!
dominic100 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
hello! i added some stuff from my personal gallery, but i am very sorry that i accidentally put several pieces in the 3D folder rather than the cartoon/anime folder. 
yankee30 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK   I'll move them
Abduction-Agency Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding my work, glad you like it. More coming soon ;) (Wink) 
echo23a Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for putting my pics in your collection
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