Interview: Tanya Zommer

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Guys, I took the interview with Tanya Zommer, the photographer of ‘Nerds party‘ shot!

- How did you get into photography?

This was a rough way indeed. My first degree is in insurance from the Financial Academy in Moscow. Somehow it turned in the end that I was totally frustrated with the insurance and my mind turned to arts. I got the arts studies in the Printing University in Moscow with book illustrating as a major. Photography was one of the optional courses that I took in order to develop my illustrating skills. But once started with the photography, I could not stop. Strange, but I got my first camera rather late. Many kids had point-and-shoot cameras in their childhood in eighties. I never had. My first camera was a simple film Nikon SLR presented to me by my mom in the year 2000. At the career start I was trying to shoot studio still-lives, same as Vadim Piskaryov, my professor from the Moscow Photo Academy whom I would like to express my sincerest gratitude. Later I found shooting people most interesting for me, so now I am concentrated at fashion and portraits.

- Are you a full time photographer?

Yes, I am a full time self-employed photographer based in Moscow, Russia. I shoot for a number of Russian editions of international magazines including Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Glamour, some magazines of Burda publishing house and local media including MENU Magazine, TREND Magazine, Sobaka Moscow, Bolshoi Gorod as well as some others. Read more »

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