My name is Iryna Gnatovski.
Have you heard of the old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words”? It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a ONE single still image. Every picture has a story behind it. Success Story, Sad Story, Fun Story, Happy Story. Consider that when we take pictures we want to seize that particular moment. Whether that be a family photo or a life’s milestones: graduation, wedding, childbirth, weight loss just to name a few. There is a story behind every picture.
I believe that a good photograph is the one that fully expresses what ones feels. and I’d like to capture the exact moment and how my subject is feeling and how my subject make me feel. I think a “perfect” picture is possible and I try to wring it out in every picture I take. As for the whole “camera adds 10 pounds” saying: the effects of fattening images and “adding more pounds” is quite common among amateur photographers who don’t really know the secrets of lighting and camera angles. I also often hear “I’m not really photogenic”, ” I don’t look good in pictures”, “I look fat in pictures”, “I’m not that pretty” and other thoughts on the fear of photography, I’ve heard it all. I think we’re all imperfectly perfect! With our wrinkles and all! In all honesty, a good photographer knows the rules about lighting, angle, color contrast and shadows and how to use that to their advantage as well reflecting everyone’s natural inner true beauty from inside out through photographs. “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face it’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul.”― Drake
My ultimate goal is to connect with my clients, to create something beautiful from what I see in my subject, to bring out everyones’ inner beauty from inside out. and have my audience (you can change “audience” to “client” if you like left saying “wow I didn’t know I could photograph that well.” I would like to capture YOU, your real YOU. One that is created specifically for you, solely for that purpose.
But like picking the perfect girlfriend or boyfriend, the right nanny for your child, or picking your best friend, or your perfect partner in life, not everyone or everything is a fit, but there is someone for everyone. Photography is an investment, like buying a car or a house, you’ll look back at it and say “wow I made a good choice” Let my portfolio speak for itself.
* Huge thank to Ulovich Katerina for this amazing photo with my lovely husband , which I posted on this page !!!!