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Interview with Olga Ageeva – 1st Place in The Lifestyle Category at B&W CHILD 2016, First Half

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Olga Ageeva is one of the photographers who is regularly participating in our Annual International Photo Contest B&W CHILD.  Her work has been well noticed by our judges and for the first time she has become The Category Winner! In this interview, we finally have a chance to find out more about Olga and her work. Enjoy!

 

Q: Hello Olga! We are so happy to have you here. Your winning photograph is stunning. Congrats! Well deserved. How does it feel to be a winner of the Lifestyle Category in our competition?

A: It is absolutely unexpected, but I am very pleased.

Q: Can you tell us more about your winning photograph? It is a real story within the frame!

A: It’s a picture of my daily routine. This was one of the acrobatic performances of my daughters in the winter evening, after their homework had been done. Retro music was coming from the TV, grandfather was surfing the Internet and there was also a cat who has been the necessary character of the frame.

1ST place in The Lifestyle Category B&W 2016 Child Photo Competition

“Untitled” by Olga Ageeva – 1ST place in The Lifestyle Category B&W 2016 Child Photo Competition, First Half

 

Q:  Could you please introduce yourself? Tell us something personal. Who is Olga?

A: Olga is a person who looks at the world with her eyes wide open, trying to capture the most interesting moments with her camera, and  also a mother of three children, who are her leading characters.

Olga Ageeva "Sea" , interview

Q: When did you meet photography? Was it the love on first sight?

A: I met photography at school. I used to took pictures using the film, then develop it and print the moments of my friends’ school life.Then I had had a long break and I resumed three years ago.

Olga Ageeva Interview

“Pendulum” by Olga Ageeva – Honorable Mention in The Fine Art Category at B&W CHILD 2015, Second Half

 

Q: If you could describe your work with only three words, which words would you use?

A: Kids, family and warmth.

Olga Ageeva Interview

“The Apple Time” by Olga Ageeva – Honorable Mention in The Portrait Category at B&W CHILD 2016, First Half

 

Q: What does it lead you to recognizing and capturing that perfect moment you always manage to capture?

A: It’s a difficult question, I think it’s probably the kind of harmony which occurs in that one second in the frame.

Olga Ageeva Interview

Olga Ageeva Interview

“Melancholy” by Olga Ageeva – Nominee at B&W CHILD 2015, Second Half

 

Q: Can you tell us few photographers that influence your work?

A: William Eugene Smith, Sally Mann, Dorothea Lange

Q: What inspires you?

A: Books, music, strolling, travelling, photos.

Lifestyle portrait of the sisters

“One moment in the life of the sisters” by Olga Ageeva – Nominee at B&W CHILD 2015, Second Half

 

Q: What is the best advice you have received regarding photography?

A: Take more pictures.

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Q: What’s the importance of taking part in quality photography contests?

A: Contests gives you the opportunity to expose your work and to find out about other photographers.

Olga Ageeva interview

“Untitled” by Olga Ageeva – Nominee in The Portrait Category at B&W CHILD 2016, First Half

Q: Can you tell us which are your favorite photos from The First Half of B&W CHILD 2016

A: There is a lot of interesting and vivid photos, especially from CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY & STREET, for example “Life in Balkan”  and “Father”.

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