Could you introduce yourself?
Hello, my name is Diana and I am from Kaunas, Lithuania.
What’s your life philosophy? How do you try to apply that to your work?
No matter what, stay true to yourself and don’t let anyone bring you down and tell you you’re not good enough.
That mind set is the most important to have for an artist.
Could you tell us what you think makes you stand apart in the art industry?
Now it is especially hard to stand out, because there are so many great photographers. But I have a lot of ideas and I spend a long time thinking about the details before actually photographing. I have a journal where I develop my ideas and I write in it every day. I am very concentrated on my work.
How would you describe your art style? Do you feel like it reflects you?
I think that I can see details very well and my photos are very dynamic. Of course it reflects me, every artist’s work should reflect them.
Who are the individuals in your work? Friends, family, strangers?
Sometimes it is strangers on the street, sometimes it’s my family members. But mostly it’s my friends.
What are a few tips for other artists that might be reading this?
I think that at the moment analog photography is very popular so there are a lot of people just doing it because it is cool or trendy. And they take a lot of photos that have no meaning. So I think for young photographers, it is important to have concepts and to develop your own style of photographing. I think it is good to be inspired by other people but you have to be original.
If you had to choose any music album that captures the emotion of your work, what would it be and why?
Right now I am listening to Halfaxa by Grimes a lot. I love all songs from that album. And when I go out to take photos I listen to this album a lot.
What's one thing that has to do with art that others might not know about you?
I never call myself a photographer because I think that I haven’t reached a certain extent that other photographers have and I don’t like putting myself in line with them.
Do you have any rituals you do before you start your creative process for a new project, to get your mind and energy in the right place?
I get ideas just as the day goes. Sometimes if I’m in the bus and I see something that I like I write it down and then later on develop that sight into a whole project. Sometimes just seeing some random picture on tumblr, or just other photographers work. Recently I got inspired by looking at Amanda Charchian’s website. Seeing other people’s work really inspires me to go out and make something by myself.
What’s a typical day for you?
I’m developing this new project now, so I wake up early in the morning and go walk around my neighbourhood. Then, because I’m a student I go to class, which takes up all my day. In between classes I hang out with my friends. Then usually we go get something to eat.
Coffee or tea?
It depends… I really like both, but right now i love tea in the morning.
What are some of your goals for 2017?
Take more photos of course, travel more. I recently feel in love with reading again so I want to read more books.
What makes you happy?
Printing photos by my own, listening to my favourite songs. I am happy when the sky is blue and when I am travelling, learning something new.
Any closing comments?
Thank you for the interview!!!! ❤