Jun 11, 2018
Khrystyna is a young Ukrainian photographer inspired mainly by fashion photography. In her images we can find freshness and ease mixed with courage and defiance, which besides creating bold and beautiful images, makes of her photographs a statement of our times where women are fighting for more equality worldwide.
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?
KV - I am from the western part of Ukraine and live in a city near to the mountains. In my early life I was doing a sports career but my heart always belonged to arts. Now I work everyday in photography and mastering my skills. My main inspiration is fashion and everything around this industry.
am - How did you start in photography?
KV - At the age of 16 I found my father’s old camera and couldn't leave it even for a day. I always filmed my friends and everything around me. Afterwards due to adulthood and routine, photography went off to the background, but 2 years ago I came back to it. Now it's my main occupation.
am - What draws you to work mainly around female portraiture?
KV - I love to look into people’s eyes because then I understand them better. So surely a portrait is my favorite genre. And women portraiture is very interesting for me because it helps me understanding women’s philosophy and I also want to show their souls.
am - What inspires your work?
KV - Past and future. Fashion and reality.
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
KV - Helmut Newton.
am - What are your main interests as an artist?
KV - If people can be more open minded with the help of my work, then I will be happy.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
KV - «The Dreamers» by Bernardo Bertolucci.
am - What is your favourite photo book?
KV - Photographs by Lisette Model
am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.
All images © Khrystyna Voitkiv