Photo art by Oleg Oprisco
Photo art by Oleg Oprisco, a self-taught photographer, is iconic ethereal, fairytale images, which have inspired many photographers. Oleg Oprisco was born in the Ukrainian city of Lvov. After finishing school, 16-year-old photographer moved to Kiev and shortly worked in a photo lab as an assistant to an advertising photographer. Oleg was not satisfied with his work, as taking pictures of wedding ceremonies, birthday parties, or any other special occasions was more about earning money, rather than creativity. His life has changed only when he began shooting on medium format film. He experimented with colors, brightness and contrast, enjoying the ability to stop time and create his version of reality.
Oleg Oprisco’s statement – “Everything changes very quickly: the weather, architecture, landscape, people, time. We can see this all happening in real time. There is inspiration all around us. Everything that happens in our lives is a unique source of inspiration. There’s no sense in stealing someone else’s. Only the original is a unique creation. Be sure any artist of the 18th century, the 19th century is very jealous of us. We can live anywhere and create anything and show it around to world. Everything is in our hands”.
Oleg Oprisco always does everything himself – collects clothes from flea markets or old studios and then learns how to adapt them. He has a notebook where he keeps the ideas for photography. The reparation for photo shot takes him up to three days. “Film photography is a different system. I shoot for 12 frames and enjoy the importance of each frame. I carefully work on each frame. This is a fantastic process. You press the shutter button but do not know what happens. This is real magic”.
From the interview published by Alex Kim (iso.500px.com)
Oleg Oprisco shares his experience organizing master classes – on September 27-28 in St. Petersburg, November 22-23 – a master class in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.