Model: Gia Genevieve
Tatiana Gerusova originally came from Russia, where she studied music and art for over 4 years. Her photography is inspired by all the art, music and culture she experienced.
Now based in Los Angeles, Tatiana constantly works with models, stylists, actors, model agencies, magazines.
Her fashion editorials and portrait photography have been published in many print and online magazines, including being featured on VOGUE Italia's website. Her work has been exhibited in galleries; the latest show was held by Gallerie Noir in Dallas TX.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in photography?
Tatiana Gerusova: I shot a squirrel and I liked it! Ha! That's on top of having interest (especially in black white) photography since my childhood when I used to help my dad develop his work. I shot my first professional model (lovely Nettie Harris) in January 2012 and I really loved the experience.
Sinical Magazine: What is the most important aspect of a composition to you?
Tatiana Gerusova: When it's interesting and appealing to the eye even when the rules might be broken, the composition is nicely achieved to me.
Model: Jolee Blon'
Sinical Magazine: What type of camera equipment do you use?
Tatiana Gerusova: I don't really use much. I like natural light and try to use just my camera and reflectors. However, I secretly love strobes.
Sinical Magazine: What is your favorite lens (or focal length) for portraits?
Tatiana Gerusova: I am currently enjoying my Nikon 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5G.
Model: Lauren WK
Sinical Magazine: Do you work with strobes or continuous lighting?
Tatiana Gerusova: Switching to strobes.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have a favorite lighting setup?
Tatiana Gerusova: Not really. I am still learning so much. I love playing around with things.
Sinical Magazine: Who are some photographers that have inspired your work?
Tatiana Gerusova: Helmut Newton, Ellen von Unwerth, Ruven Afanador, Herb Ritts.
Sinical Magazine: What other artists have inspired your work?
Tatiana Gerusova: Salvador Dali, Coco Chanel.
Model: Amanda Jones
Sinical Magazine: Do you prefer to shoot inside a studio or on location?
Tatiana Gerusova: Definitely location; adds a story.
Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite outdoor locations to shoot at?
Tatiana Gerusova: A ranch with a lake. Something not too industrial. I love nature.
Sinical Magazine: What projects are you currently working on?
Tatiana Gerusova: I am working on a book and a short film.
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