SO SIMPLE, SO BEAUTIFUL
PHOTOGRAPHER FEATURED IN SELF MADE | VOL.2 | ISSUE.21
My name is Helen Yushkova, I was born in Siberia. Currently, I’m living in Moscow and working full time as a professional Model and Photographer.
Q. Do you prefer shooting Studio or Location?
Quite often I work in studios but I honestly prefer locations more. I love large open spaces, nature and interesting architecture always inspires me.
Q. What do you love most about being a fashion and beauty photographer?
I always love working with a team, it energizes me and provides an opportunity to live in an extraordinary way!
Q. What makes an exceptional editorial in your opinion?
I think the biggest difference between an exceptional editorial and a normal editorial is the team and the fact that everyone involved must be on the same page.
Q. When did you begin modeling and how did you fall in love with it?
I have been working as a model for ten years. When I was 17 years old, I had my first modeling job and it was always a dream I’v had from my childhood. Six years ago I decided to be a photographer and each day I fell in love with it more and more.
Q. Do you have any tips for new models who are trying to get outside of their comfort zone?
Many new models think they make mistakes if they are too open in posing during photo sessions. They are afraid to be free, however, the key to a successful photoshoot is that every movement is completely natural and flowing.
Photographer: Helen Yushkova @helen_yushkova
Model: Nika Molchanova @nikki_molchanova
HMUA: Ekaterina Cherry @cherrymuah
Fashion: Effect Marlene @effectmarlene
Textile: Tkani Rukami @tkani_rukami