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.
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.
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.
Q: If you could describe your work with only three words, which words would you use?
A: Kids, family and warmth.
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.
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.
Q: What is the best advice you have received regarding photography?
A: Take more pictures.
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.
Q: Can you tell us which are your favorite photos from The First Half of B&W CHILD 2016?