Julia Morozova is a talented photographer living in Turin whose main focus is fashion photography and portraiture. Her photographic style is interesting and unique; she combines dreamy and delicate atmospheres with contrasting, strong elements. Because of this we thought she would be the ideal candidate to try out the new Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens that promises sharp pictures immersed in an ethereal atmosphere.
Let’s get to know Julia and hear her first impressions!
Hi Julia, would you like to introduce yourself to our community and tell us a little about your passion for photography?
I am a self-taught photographer, I live and work in Italy in Turin but I have Russian heritage. Everything started in 2012 when I decided to buy my first reflex and enter the photographic world for the first time. From then on it became my biggest passion, I was more and more involved and felt for the first time in my life that I had found the perfect medium to express myself as it fit with my introverted personality.
How would you define your photographic style?
It’s hard to define your own style but I know that some would say it’s ethereal and romantic. The most important thing for me is to tell a story through my images, to show the soul of the person I am photographing. I don’t always manage. I think my photographs are introspective and a bit melancholy.
Are there any photographers, past or present that have influenced your style?
There are loads, the list would be too long. Deborah Turbeville was one of my first inspirations and I’ve even had the chance to take part in one of her workshops in St Petersburg.
What inspires you when you shoot?
Places, people, music, cinema, past experiences…I have to say that my inspirations change very often and are faster than me: many are don’t come to fruition and are surpassed by new, current inspirations. But sometimes they come back.
What did you think the first time you saw the Daguerreotype art lens? What makes it appearance special?
The look of the Daguerreotype Achromat is very intriguing and harks back to an elegance of time gone by. I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful aesthetically. To me it emanates fragility and strength at the same time.
What did you photograph? What camera did you use?
I photographed Stelladiplastica, an amazing dancer who became a real muse for my shoot. I used my Nikon D610. I am very satisfied with the images: the soft focus has allowed for delicate images that seem captured with a thin veil over the lens. The background bokeh is very unusual and at times it seems as if tilt-shift has been used.
Thanks to Julia for the interview and for her beautiful pictures.
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