How I came to Elimelart?
One evening me and my mother were visiting street Vanemuise in Tartu. I wrote two wishes on a small piece of paper because I believed that if I put this piece of paper deep between the rocks in the wall of Vanemuise street, my wishes would come true. And you know what? They are coming true.
Do we choose who we want to be or is it a destiny from the day of creation? We can be anyone, we must only imagine. It's not so easy to become someone different in the physical reality, but it is much easier in the fantasy world. Exploring human soul, dreams, emotions and thoughts became my passion in my creative process.
From 2007 I used mobile phones to capture surroundings around me, friends, backstage etc...Besides the digital I often return to film, because I find enjoyment in vintage photography. I collect vintage lenses, and test them on my hybrid Sony.
My good friends always have been ballet, stretching, painting, singing, piano playing, listening to music. I am doing everything related to art, science and love.
What am I doing mostly ? I like to discover new musicians, artists and creators. I also enjoy making headpieces, masks and chokers. As a creative soul I’m constantly improving myself through workshops, contests, new knowledge's and activities.
From 2018 I am working as full time freelance photographer and being mother to my daughter.
From 2020 I started shooting weddings as well. My freelance photography became daily profession that I enjoy very much!
After Vincent Peters exhibition in Fotografiska, Tallinn, I fell in love with medium format film and think to start taking pictures also with medium format.
10 facts about Elimel You might not know:
Fact 1: When someone tells me "You are not able to do it". Just to proof you are not right.
Fact 2: Consciously avoid food with added sugars and included wheat.
Fact 3: My bachelor's thesis title is "Creative thinking in piano improvisation".
Fact 4: 2018 became for the first time mother.
Fact 5: I was otaku since 12. I not might of a good anime.
Fact 6: I was on the stage from the age of 4.
Fact 7: I am bilingual, but speaking 4 languages. My parents are russians, but I learned estonian language mostly on my own.
Fact 8: I dreamed about of being similar to Leonardo Da Vinci at the age of 4.
Fact 9: From 2020 starting again stretching and dancing.
Fact 10: I was shaved bald by my boyfriend in July 2016.
CreativeLive, Fine Art Conceptual Photography from Shoot through Post-Processing, by
Pratik Naik & Bella Kotak
PHLEARN, 30 days of Photoshop
Kirill Sakrukin "Photoshop basics"
CreativeLive, SkillSet: Wedding Essentials
Sabri Suby, "How to grow your sales", webinar
Sue B. Zimmerman, "The 3 Keys", webinar
CreativeLive, Creative Studio Lighting, Lindsay Adler, November 2019
CreativeLive, Fine Art Photography by Brooke Shaden, October 2019
CretiveLive, Local Dodging and Burning for Beauty Retouching, Chris Knight
IGTV, Fineart_Photomarathon, 14.04.2019-18.05.2019,
"Commercial and product photography" by Eduard Kraft, 08.04.2019-12.05.2019
Marketing webinar with Josh Rossi, 05.04.2019
Expanding your own creativity workshop by Ilona Pulkstene, 23.03.2019
Wokshop by Dmitry Rogozhkin, 16.03.2019-17.03.2019
Portrait in Photography by Dots. Margot Kask (Tallinn University), 2017
Tallinna University, BFA Sound Design & Spanish language and culture, 2011-2018
Narva Estonian Gymnasium 2010-2011
Narva Krenholm Music School, piano, 2004-2011
Tallinn Ballet School, 2002-2009
Dark Beauty X Fashion Magazine 5.18
"Artell no.1" 2016, ajakiri, p. 33-34, 56-61
"Eesti JA Põhjamaad - Eesti KUI Põhjamaa?" Tartu Ülikooli eetikakeskus, p.92
03-04 of August 2019, Home Exhibition "Beginning“ Tallinn.
06.02.2019-02.03.2019, Haapsalu Linnagalerii "Sensuaalne fotopuhkus" Haapsalu.
16.11.18, UDJA: Current Value Restoran Viktoria, Tallinn.
10.12.2016-02.01.2019, Pärnu Keskraamatukogu "Loetud hetked" Pilt: "Teisiti lugemine", Pärnu.
2017, Tartu Ülikool: Omicum “Meid kotib“, Tartu.
2016 & 2015, Kultuurikatel “Raamist välja linnaruum”, Tallinn
Tallinn Design Festival,
Tallinn Music Week,
Tallinn Arhitecture Bienalle,
Tallinna Ülikooli Fotoklubi,
Tallinna Ülikooli Kultuuriklubi,
Tallinn Music Days,