The Darkest Hour
We talk to young Russian photographer, Masha Demianova, about her inspiration and dreams.
AM: Where were you born?
MD: I was born in Moscow, Russia
AM: What was your dream as a kid?
MD: It was to live in America
AM: When did you start taking photos professionally?
MD: I started at around 22 years old
AM: What are the things that inspire you the most?
MD: Movies, philosophy, nature
AM: What is the importance of travel in your work?
MD: It’s always important to have a ‘fresh’ point of view, so you need to move around, everywhere can be inspiring
AM: How would you define your photography?
MD: For me it’s a way to perceive the world and transmit it into a certain form, what comes from it – it’s up to the viewer
AM: What was the best memory you have taking photos?
MD: In my dreams I take perfect pictures
AM: What do you consciously look for when you take pictures?
MD: To reflect something that is important to my eye, not be too nervous or too distracted
AM: What event do you wish you had witnessed?
MD: My grandma’s death
AM: What would you say is your great masterpiece?
MD: I wouldn’t use these kind of strong words talking about my own work
AM: What was your greatest adventure?
MD: Each individual experience is precious
AM: What is your biggest dream right now?
MD: Taking my whole family to the Grand Canyon, I know it’s my dad’s dream and I wish to make it true.
AM: Any questions about your future?
MD: I don’t have any, we’ll see