Who are you?
”I am Daria, a 25-year-old photographer from Russia, Olga is my assistant, stylist and model and we created and work on the Kitchen Ghosts together.”
What is your occupation and background?
”I started working as a photographer almost right after I graduated from university. I did a lot of portraiture at first, but I always liked to experiment and try new things, so when I saw a cinemagraph I immediately decided to join the club. Olga is a friend of mine, she was a stay at home mom and was looking for a part time job, so she started assisting me on the shoots. She has a designer background so she really helps me a lot with styling and compositions.”
What is Kitchen Ghosts?
”We started this project with a simple soup recipe that we did as an experiment. The result was fun, we giggled a bit and uploaded it on Tumblr. Surprisingly people liked it and I started getting lovely notes from new followers. So we kept on shooting and improving, shooting, analysing feedback, learning and improving. I always try to make my cinemagraphs look not like gifs but like real photographs. Editing a 256-colour photograph is a lot of pain sometimes, but I have learned a few tricks by now.”