Polina Plotnikova "Starting with a blank Canvas"

About Polina Plotnikova:
They say that a photographer is either a picture taker, or a picture maker … and Polina is firmly in the picture makers’ club. While fully appreciating the “what you see is what you get” approach, she is much more interested in chasing an ever-elusive image that appears in her mind’s eye, an image that conveys her feelings and emotions, rather than remains a mere statement of fact. Her favourite photography subjects are: flowers, still life, and also capturing her impressions when travelling.
Polina thinks of herself as a studio photographer. Her usual approach to creating a new image means constructing an image in her head first – visualising the overall composition, the objects she is going to use, the overall colour scheme, the lighting, the background, etc.
Flowers and still life are her favourite photography subjects. Still life in particular is perfect for a perfectionist like Polina – no one fidgets or makes faces, no sudden gust of wind or some other quirk of ever-changing weather can spoil your shot. But, by the same token, you cannot count on something interesting that just happens all of a sudden – it is all up to you; the choices are infinite, and the final result is entirely in your own hands.
The approach to flower photography that Polina takes is somewhat similar to that of a portrait photographer – for every flower and plant that she photographs, she always try to find its unique look, study its mood and character, and ultimately unlock the hidden beauty of her models. A successful flower portrait attempts to discover something unique in a flower, something hidden or not necessarily obvious at first sight.
Polina Plotnikova’s website: https://www.polinaplotnikova.com/

Hosted by KCC Photo Group
This talk will be held via Zoom as part of KCC Photo Group’s special 2022-23 season.
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KCC Photo Group is based in Kidlington, Oxford and is a fun, friendly and welcoming group for people of all ages and abilities who love photography.

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