Alex Shipitsyn

"My main dream is to get rid of the geographical location; I am very upset by the restriction in the movement between the countries of the world."

Name: Alex Shipitsyn

Location: Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation



Profession: Retoucher

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About: I studied the retouching of photographs at the University as an additional education. After I had graduated from the University, retouching photos became my main profession. Now I have been working with photographers around the world for five years already.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?: My main dream is to get rid of the geographical location; I am very upset by the restriction in the movement between the countries of the world. I will do everything to ensure that these restrictions do not apply to me :)

Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?: My main inspiration is interest in my works of professionals and of course new interesting orders. No orders - no interest in life, work is everything for me :)

What is your aspiration in life?: It's independence

What is the most challenging part of your profession?: Unfortunately, this is a search for talented photographers, ready to work with me

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.: There was an unpleasant situation when the client did not arrange the result of my work; he sent me more and more edits, called me at night, I did everything as he asked. But in the end, he paid me. Then I heatedly told him too much. I would like to return and wish him professional growth; money is not the main thing in this life.

When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritising your customers’ needs?: No, for today, a fairly well-crafted system is being developed, which allows us to work qualitatively with quite a large number of customers. Our production capacity for today is up to 4000 photos per month. I'm shielding that it's better not to take more customers than you need, so that everyone can get a good service.

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.: Distribution of working time and prioritisation is very important. To achieve what I have now had to sometimes sleep three hours a day.

Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.: I do not know what to say )

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.: My most important achievement is to reach the level when it is possible to show your work to specialists of different countries and receive positive reviews.

How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?: Now it seems to me that I will be forever young and healthy. Did not think about it )

Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?: Oh sure )

If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?: It seems to me that there must always be a time when you can move away from the rules, although it sometimes contradicts what parents say

If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?: It seems to me that it will be possible to agree with them only if a third person appears and judges them)

Photo Credits: alexandrshipitsyns