Ep. 021: Aneta Ivanova | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Art photographer Aneta Ivanova on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show, we chat to art photographer Aneta Ivanova about her creative process, making a living from art photography and her best advice for staying inspired.
Aneta Ivanova’s Bio:
My name is Aneta Ivanova and I am 23 years old photographer born and currently working in Varna, Bulgaria. I’ve been fascinated by art since a little child, starting with drawing and painting at first, then switching to photography. After doing a lot of conceptional work and portraits I started experimenting with different techniques to give a new meaning to my photographs – at first long exposures, then double and multiple exposures combining a number of portraits and then portraits with landscape and nature elements.
I find inspiration everywhere around me. I read, listen to music, look at art, go for long walks and dream a lot. The sea has always been my ultimate source of inspiration which can be seen in some of my works. What fascinates me is the fact that it is so unpredictable and powerful, always changing, it can heal us at some moments but also has the ability to destroy us in others.
I always try to keep my work as personal as possible, shooting self-portraits or portraits of my sisters mostly, as I feel that nobody else could actually recreate what’s in my mind better. I believe that an artwork should not be explained, that it should be asking questions rather than giving answers. For me art is something that’s happening inside the person who’s creating or viewing, it’s not a product or an object, it’s an experience. And by this means, by viewing or enjoying art, one is creating it again and again, giving it new life each time.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Aneta Ivanova.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 21 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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Aneta Ivanova on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:40 Aneta Ivanova interview.
01:46 Aneta’s ‘breaking in’ story.
04:31 Making a hobby a profession.
07:15 Aneta Ivanova’s ‘double exposure’ style of photography.
08:32 Where did the idea for double exposure images come from?
09:55 The meaning behind Aneta Ivanova’s work.
13:43 Balancing art and commercial photography.
14:45 Aneta Ivanova’s creative process from start to finish.
16:17 Knowing when to stop editing.
18:07 Aneta Ivanova discusses the importance of naming her work.
18:54 The cameras Aneta uses.
21:24 What inspires Aneta Ivanova?
22:29 How Aneta makes a living from art photography.
23:44 Aneta Ivanova’s top advice for trying to make a living from art photography.
25:11 Creative blocks and how to overcome them.
27:23 Where to share your work online.
28:06 Aneta Ivanova’s top technical tip for shooting double exposure portraits.
30:10 Where to find and follow Aneta Ivanova online.
30:34 Who is Aneta Ivanova’s favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 21.
32:02 Thank you to Aneta Ivanova for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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