I am a creative woman since young, mainly self-taught in photography, entrepreneur, at present time photographer and coach. I love to visit Art museums; I go as much as I can, I want to transmit today's reality through my eye. Aesthetic, raw, put you in the spot.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Elena. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am 47 years old and started taking pictures one year ago. I've visited many countries and stayed long enough to know locals and their heritage culture. I am a mix of a woman, entrepreneur, mom and wanderer.
Elena, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
To be a good person and show art in my photographs. I started as a photographer, buying a camera and starting shooting my kids, they wanted to become models. Then I started to explore portraits with average people.
Who is your inspiration in life Elena? How do you keep inspired?
I don't have someone's inspiring me; I come up with personal projects besides ordered ones, creativeness is my whole inspiration. Keeps me alive
We all make mistakes Elena; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I always try to be nice to colleagues and mainly be honest. If there is a misunderstanding, to talk is best.
Elena , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I have an interview with my client setting up main points, and due delivery is included
Please tell us, Elena, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
When I had to fit a shooting with an international model coming straight to the shooting, and also an outfit (design d'auteur) made just for the occasion. No one knew who was the other and I kept it all secret
Elena, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
It is a question of confidence, they need to trust your skills or your instinct, or even both at the time
Elena please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My last shoot with Taiisia Sazanova with a design by Veronica Jimenez, because it was all built for the occasion. And my Mom's last birthday when she told me she was very proud of me, she could recognize herself in any gesture at my pictures.
Elena, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Shooting with Tayumee and Verónica Jimenez, I explained Veronica what I wanted to get, and she told me she could get there, then Tayumee got involved in the Project. Everything was very secreted and was lots of fun
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Photographer?
Keep working, keep framing with your eyes to intend to take a picture, keep enjoying
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would be very pleased to collaborate with everyone, as a matter of fact, I have been doing it since I started. I got to you through Mackysuson who told me to contact you
Elena Nemenyi @elenanemenyiphotography