Photographer's journey to perfection

June 19, 2019

Art is a reflection of what is happening in our lives.

As I just launched my revamped website, I had a tough time deciding what should my first blog post be about.

One thing is sure, do not expect some literature masterpiece as this blog is really just a professional diary of some sort.

Its purpose is not to get tangled in sophisticated language and armchair philosophies, but to share my experiences as a photographer, my successes and challenges, as well as tips and inspirations for all level photographers and hobbyists.

If you want to know a bit about me you probably already visited http://samirasabulis.com/about-the-artist-samira/ and http://samirasabulis.com/samira-sabulis-photography-achievements/ pages.

However, there is a lot there that was omitted so to keep the focus on my current projects and work. Because of that, I decided that my first blog post should be a kind of introduction of who am I , what is my experience, what am I doing now and perhaps why?

Where it all began

I picked up a camera 10 years ago, my first works were landscapes and buildings, I did some events and candid photography as well until I became fascinated with fine art nudes.

Through a woman’s eye, my fine art nude work has always been filled with emotion, sensitivity and play of shadows. I have done many exhibits in Washington DC as well as Europe, the profits from those exhibits have always been donated to non for profit organizations I believe in within the USA as well as India.

While pursuing my passion for fine art photography, I worked as a freelancer in the fashion and beauty field of photography and I had a lot of my work in print magazines and newspapers. My work has taken me to many states within the USA as well as parts of Europe and Asia. The range of clients I had is wide, from private collectors, small and big brands to magazines and model agencies.

The Break

It is not a secret that for few years I took a break from photography as I ended up as the CEO of a Tech Startup. The workload was pretty intense and I was very pleased that I had an opportunity to exit the company and take a break to figure out what I want to do next.

Comeback

Of course it didn't take me long to go back to my true passion - art. I dont want to sound redundant, so if you want to find out why I decided to pursue children’s fine art portraits, please watch the short documentary about my art produced by Aphyre here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF8O3l0xC3g&t=7s

The new style I adopted is highly influenced by my never dying love for the world of old masters paintings. This new style I adopted, helps me tune into the inner child that loved to get lost in museums and art books. I combine this love with modern technology and therefore the result is photographs that look like paintings.

I said I will not bother my readers with armchair philosophy but here is what I want to leave you with and it sounds a bit like that:

Art is a reflection of what is happening in our lives.

It has changed over the past centuries drastically and evolved into a mixture of styles and genres. The new generation is interested in seeing a ballet production with elements of video or incorporating jazz with stand up comedy.

Nowadays art is intertwined in different ways giving birth to a new era of styles by blending classicism and modernism.

Similarly, my work incorporates the old painting style with photography where both can happily coexist.