|Viktorija Pashuta has excelled in Beauty Photography as well as Fashion Photography. With all of her success its obvious that she has become a favorite among others in the industry. Pashuta has worked with some amazing makeup artists, hairstylists, and stylists and it shows in the final product of her work. Our Beauty Editor, Ashley Gomila recognized Viktorija for her level of talent and ability as Beauty Photographer and requested a collaborative shoot with young, upcoming model Madison Guthrie of Red Modeling Agency. According to Ashley Gomila, “Viktorija has an exquisite eye for Beauty Photography and is always able to capture the perfect shot.”.
We love your new fashion editorial ‘Splash’ featured in Orlando Style magazine. Please tell us where you drew inspiration from while forming the concept.
This particular fashion story was actually featured in four different magazines – Orlando Style, Tampa Style, PAF and Unleash’d. As soon as I saw Asia’s modeling portfolio, I immediately knew that I have to produce this sort of shoot with her. As an artist in most cases I get inspired by a model and evolve the whole concept around her/him and start generating ideas in my head. Looking at Asia I wanted to expand on one of my favorite periods ‘Art Deco’, but as all of my work it has the signature of fusion of various styles. Inspired by one thing and many things at the same time, it reflects the combination of art deco, oriental culture, nature itself and my imagination. Also for a long time I’ve been collaborating with one of my favorite headpiece designers Rachel Sigmon (Posh Fairytale Couture), who creates one of a kind headpieces for my concepts. And I should agree that Rachel’s pieces played a huge role in my concept building and the creative touch of the whole team made this story unique in it’s own way. It is exciting for me to be able to get all the puzzle pieces together and produce a finished work of art.
Please share a little bit about yourself (background) to our readers. What inspired your career in photography?
I started taking pictures of my younger sister at the age of 15 and till nowadays she is my muse and my favorite model to work with. My dream is to one day open a gallery show with her images progressing from the age 10 till nowadays. But at that time I would never think that photography would actually become my career. I have BSc in English Philology and MSc degree in Marketing, but only 3 years ago I have started doing photography on a professional level and loving it so far. I guess moving to the States opened a lot of opportunities for me and made me realize what my true passion is.
What are your top 3 favorite editorials that you’ve published thus far?
I cannot say that there are three top favorite as every photo shoot is very special to me. Some of my favorite images are not even published. My approach to photography is that I try to create art that is timeless. Maybe it sounds too ambitious, but I have no interest taking pictures for the sake of staying in business, but to produce something that will inspire other people and will make a difference.
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