year of birth: 1989
Q1: When did you start making art?
I became to work in photography from about 2009. At that moment I realized that this is what I would like to deal with constantly.
Q2: What does inspire you?
So many inspiring things around me! Poetry, music, nature, feelings, shades of sadness, self-knowledge, people, dreams. It is impossible to list them all. I think my muse goes hand in hand with me, not leaving me for a moment.
Q3: What are your techniques?
In the last few years I stick in one direction in processing: soft color, matted photo, and the similarity with the film (although all my photos are digital).
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
Reflection, self-knowledge, external fragility and inner strength, harmony of man and nature are inextricably linked some emotions and feelings.
All my photos are full of sadness, melancholy.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
Black and blue. These two colors often can be seen in my pictures. This is due to my personal associations, blue is the color of loneliness and sadness, black is self-destruction and escapism.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
As time passes, you start to look at the picture differently not as at the moment when the photo was taken. You always want to change something. I think this is due to the fact that the artist never stops learning and there is no limit to perfection.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
I always have a lot of projects and I can not get enough time to implement them. I do a lot planned for the next year, it isn’t only photographic projects, but video art, now I’m working on a few short films.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Natalia Drepina.
Emotion, reflection, sadness.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
I can not remember my first work … My first steps in photography were hesitant and timid. Since then, much has changed… I think I found my own style .
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Changed the style of processing, my preference in concepts and ideas, choosing the place, now my photos turned into something more finished as if it were a complete sentence.)
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art gives you the opportunity to fulfill themselves and build the reality which you feel. World for each is different, each has its own beauty. Creativity helps to tell everything that you think and feel, that you know, something wonderful, interesting and important for you.