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    Elimel Art OÜ

    Reg. nr: 16164946

    Kurni 13, Tallinn, 11623

    Harjumaa, Estonia

    Email: info@elimelart.eu

    Phone: +372 55622136

    OPENING HOURS

    Monday to Sunday: By agreement

    FAQs

    Personal

    • Are you doing everything yourself?

      About photoshoot: Sometimes yes, cause it’s easier to use me for legal reasons. I don’t need to sign a model release, using rights or licenses. Then I make my own dress or accessories for the photo shoot, I think it adds value to my final work, cause from the beginning I created a whole vibe.

      sometimes I work with make-up artists, fashion designers, assistants, copywriters, videographers etc. It’s really hard to film myself and backstage at the same time, then you need to focus on the model.

      Both ways have advantages- like the more people are invited to artwork and later share it, the more people it can reach. I like to give an opportunity to people to be part of something creative and create themselves, especially if we vibe together, like my team.

      Some images are self-portraiture, cause I just don’t have time to look for a model, and I am the best option, cause I can do exactly as I see it in my head. Also, Im learning more about posing and my emotions cause of self-portraiture. In self-portraiture, I do everything myself, from the makeup to the light setup, shooting, post-production, marketing, etc.

    • Did you come from an artistic family?

      I came from an ordinary family; my mother and father have artistic veins but never made it to a professional career. My father was against artistic professional careers from the beginning. Both have musical genes, but a mother has also poetic and drawing genes, as well as a nice body and tissue for dancing. Mother played accordion and went to the choir, father more into the guitar and photography.

      Professionally my mother is a doctor of the ambulance and had other medical practices also, my father solderer, and my grandmother was working in Kreenholm Manufactory as a seamstress and fabricating textiles.

      So from a young age, I was into music, dancing, and drawing. Participated in a drawing contest also, but never studied drawing or painting professionally, but I always had classes in school with artistic direction. Like theatre, dancing, singing, clay, handicrafts, etc. I studied dance and music in higher education, but not anything visual.

      Although I self-taught artist, everything else was very helpful to develop such as a passion for photo manipulation.

       

    • Do you work officially?

      Yes, I have my own company and everything goes to my company. Official and full-time since 2021. I don’t pay taxes yet, but I have an accountant. So If you pay me officially I need to pay taxes to the government, cause it’s a full-time job and I need to keep myself alive somehow. Yet (sept.2022 I haven’t paid myself a salary), cause it’s just not enough to pay even a minimum for myself. Everything I do right now – I do for myself and for humankind’s better future, including my kids.

    • What camera are you using?

      I started with a phone in 2007. Back then I captured streets, backstage, family, and nature. You don’t need very expensive and top equipment at the beginning, especially then you don’t know your niche. In 2022 I mostly use these setups:

      Digital Camera:

      Sony a7RII

      Digital Lenses:

      Sony 24-70 GM F2.8

      Laowa 60mm Super-Macro F2.8

      Analog Cameras:

      Minolta SRT201

      Mamiya C330

      Analog Lenses:

      Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4

      Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm F3.5 Macro

      Minolta MC Rokkor- HG 35mm F2.8

      Samigon Fisheye 180° 3.5

      Mamiya 80mm 2.8

      Mamiya 55mm 4.5

    • Where do you find inspiration?

      I get inspiration from all things around me. Anything from things I see in my daily life to other artists’ work and music. Very important parts of my creative process are dreams, books, games, movies, series, my personal story, everyday life, and the spiritual world.

      Ideas just pop into my head, sometimes they are photo manipulations, sometimes illustrations. Artists are like messengers from God, the universe speaks through us and creates. My main message varies, but I don’t like to tell people what they should feel while watching my work. Still, some images are quite certain, cause I want to raise awareness about climate change and other social problems, so industry, governments, and other “people of power” can change the world for the better.

      I am always connected emotionally to the artworks, so I have something to say or write about it, but not always.

       

    • Do you work full time with photography and retouch?

      Yes and no. I’m a photographer, creative director, producer, visionary, writer, sound designer, operator, fashion designer, actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, wife, and mother. I need to work every day, taking care of my body and soul, which includes meditation, reading, writing, dancing, a healthy diet, and other training related to mentioned.

      I do some skin, clothes, and background retouch, but If you need beauty images and magazine cover retouch (no pores-clean sheat skin), I will recommend someone else, cause it’s not my specialty.

    Photography

    • Are you doing everything yourself?

      About photoshoot: Sometimes yes, cause it’s easier to use me for legal reasons. I don’t need to sign a model release, using rights or licenses. Then I make my own dress or accessories for the photo shoot, I think it adds value to my final work, cause from the beginning I created a whole vibe.

      sometimes I work with make-up artists, fashion designers, assistants, copywriters, videographers etc. It’s really hard to film myself and backstage at the same time, then you need to focus on the model.

      Both ways have advantages- like the more people are invited to artwork and later share it, the more people it can reach. I like to give an opportunity to people to be part of something creative and create themselves, especially if we vibe together, like my team.

      Some images are self-portraiture, cause I just don’t have time to look for a model, and I am the best option, cause I can do exactly as I see it in my head. Also, Im learning more about posing and my emotions cause of self-portraiture. In self-portraiture, I do everything myself, from the makeup to the light setup, shooting, post-production, marketing, etc.

    • Where do you find inspiration?

      I get inspiration from all things around me. Anything from things I see in my daily life to other artists’ work and music. Very important parts of my creative process are dreams, books, games, movies, series, my personal story, everyday life, and the spiritual world.

      Ideas just pop into my head, sometimes they are photo manipulations, sometimes illustrations. Artists are like messengers from God, the universe speaks through us and creates. My main message varies, but I don’t like to tell people what they should feel while watching my work. Still, some images are quite certain, cause I want to raise awareness about climate change and other social problems, so industry, governments, and other “people of power” can change the world for the better.

      I am always connected emotionally to the artworks, so I have something to say or write about it, but not always.

       

    • How long does it usually take to realize one photo from idea to final piece?

      It can take anything from a few weeks to several years. Some ideas requires even longer time as it’s hard to find the perfect spot to shoot or maybe it’s the wrong season. For commissioned projects with a hard deadline it’s of course usually faster, normally a few weeks from “go” to final image. Depends on the idea, it’s possible to work hard and make it with 2 weeks, if we have location, wardrobe and props ready, for example we can use already existing objects. Usually I can take 1 big commisioned project per month and work only with him all month.

    • Do you work full time with photography and retouch?

      Yes and no. I’m a photographer, creative director, producer, visionary, writer, sound designer, operator, fashion designer, actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, wife, and mother. I need to work every day, taking care of my body and soul, which includes meditation, reading, writing, dancing, a healthy diet, and other training related to mentioned.

      I do some skin, clothes, and background retouch, but If you need beauty images and magazine cover retouch (no pores-clean sheat skin), I will recommend someone else, cause it’s not my specialty.

    • Can I use or licence your photos for my album cover / book / presentation / product etc?

      Usually, I print them and sell originals, but where is the opportunity what maybe we have a deal if I wasn’t sold them before. But I like that they are stand-alone projects without a connection to anything. If you like my style I do accept commissioned projects. Just get in touch with my Agent if you have a project in mind, contact info on the contact page.

    • What are the different stages to create an artwork?

      The first part is planning. Once I’ve come up with an idea (it can be triggered by emotion, a spontaneous life accident, or something bad or when I see conflict outside the world with the inner world). I want to create, I sketch all creative ideas in the notebook, also I write all possible words that reflect my emotional and conceptual state for the particular image. I’m not doing it for all photos, but for most images, I have sketches and text.

      Sometimes I create a Pinterest mood board or use already existing ones (look for something similar or elements I want to use), which is necessary also for the stylist and make-up artist. This can take anywhere between a few days to several months, sometimes years. This is the most important step as it defines the look and feel of the photo, it’s my core. This step also includes problem-solving, how to make the perspective, reflections, materials, light, etc. realistic.

      The second part is shooting/collecting the material. I like to collect my own stocks for the images, but sometimes I’m using stock photography in my personal projects. That’s why sometimes I can prepare for one image couple of months or years. Just because I need to build or create ideas, organize photo sessions, backdrops, wardrobes, accessories, elements I need to take a photo. The same light and perspective are extremely important to create a realistic result when combining the photos.

      The final part is putting the photos together. This takes anything from a few days to several weeks. This is actually the easiest step if I did a good job in the first and second steps. This part is like a puzzle, I have all the pieces, I just need to put them together. The longest time takes usually shadow and highlights, creating effects and mood. If I need to cut out something or replace it with stock images, what we did not capture on the location.

    Service

    • Are you doing everything yourself?

      About photoshoot: Sometimes yes, cause it’s easier to use me for legal reasons. I don’t need to sign a model release, using rights or licenses. Then I make my own dress or accessories for the photo shoot, I think it adds value to my final work, cause from the beginning I created a whole vibe.

      sometimes I work with make-up artists, fashion designers, assistants, copywriters, videographers etc. It’s really hard to film myself and backstage at the same time, then you need to focus on the model.

      Both ways have advantages- like the more people are invited to artwork and later share it, the more people it can reach. I like to give an opportunity to people to be part of something creative and create themselves, especially if we vibe together, like my team.

      Some images are self-portraiture, cause I just don’t have time to look for a model, and I am the best option, cause I can do exactly as I see it in my head. Also, Im learning more about posing and my emotions cause of self-portraiture. In self-portraiture, I do everything myself, from the makeup to the light setup, shooting, post-production, marketing, etc.

    • Do you shoot nude?

      Yes, I shoot nude. I can make nude looks conceptual, memorable, or classic. The price for the nude session starts from 250€.

      I don’t use clients’ images in my portfolio or share them on social media without the client’s permission. Your emotions and privacy is number one. All details we talk about in consultation.

    • How fast I will get ready cover design?

      It depends on the number of pages, difficulties, concept, and deadlines. It’s better to order them 2-4 weeks before your deadline. Usually, it takes to design 1 page in a couple of hours, but cause we need a couple of revisions. The more pages, and images you have to edit, the more it takes. Our experience has shown it takes up to 7-14 days.

    • I need Only My own Image Edition for the Album/Book Cover…

      Perfect! Send them to me via any cloud service in maximum quality (RAW images, TIFF, PSD, 300 DPI JPG). We need to discuss typography, texts, final image style, and dimensions of the album/book. The price for the image (depending on the difficulties) starts from 20€-150€

    • What to consider when selecting images for printed design or wall graphics?

      For a printed design, it’s critical that the images and graphics are of high quality. DPI: for printed images, the ideal resolution is 300 dpi. Try to have PDF or TIFF files (also Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator files are accepted). Better to have them in CMYK color mode, but RGB also suits perfectly. We control files before printing or will make a proof print, to be sure everything is perfect.

       

    • My existing brand or product needs some visual updating!

      That’s an exciting place to be with loads of opportunities, and most brands find themselves in that place sooner or later. Anyway, we go through this process together. At first, we examine the problem and your needs and then find a new direction, vision, visuals, strategy, approach, etc.

    • I have an idea, but don’t know what to do next …

      Perfect! Come run your idea by us and using our experience and skills, we’ll give you possible solutions to turn your idea into reality!

    • Why Elimel Art?

      It’s a connection and a feeling. It’s an open-minded trip to your inner truth. It’s personal growth and an unforgettable time. It’s making ordinary things extraordinary.

      Elimel Art is a friend and a source of knowledge. Elimel Art includes everything you need for a better future. She is an activist, free spirit, environmentalist, mother, and spiritual visionary who creates digital storytelling and deep concepts. A perfect combination of discipline and creativity. She has a story and opinions that she can talk through writings, music, photography, and illustrations. 

    • How fast I will get ready images from photoshoot?

      It depends on what we want to achieve. Casual portrait session, which lasts one hour or two, we don’t use any photoshop or retouching – you will receive it the next day or the same day. Family images during 1-3 days. Creative portraits, which need retouch or easy photoshop – usually within two weeks or a month. Weddings within a month. Complex ideas up to a month or two, depending on how much work I have before your photoshoot. You can always pay me more, so I can take you ahead of others. It also depends on how fast you need the final result. Can you wait or not?

    • How long does it usually take to realize one photo from idea to final piece?

      It can take anything from a few weeks to several years. Some ideas requires even longer time as it’s hard to find the perfect spot to shoot or maybe it’s the wrong season. For commissioned projects with a hard deadline it’s of course usually faster, normally a few weeks from “go” to final image. Depends on the idea, it’s possible to work hard and make it with 2 weeks, if we have location, wardrobe and props ready, for example we can use already existing objects. Usually I can take 1 big commisioned project per month and work only with him all month.

    • Do you work full time with photography and retouch?

      Yes and no. I’m a photographer, creative director, producer, visionary, writer, sound designer, operator, fashion designer, actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, wife, and mother. I need to work every day, taking care of my body and soul, which includes meditation, reading, writing, dancing, a healthy diet, and other training related to mentioned.

      I do some skin, clothes, and background retouch, but If you need beauty images and magazine cover retouch (no pores-clean sheat skin), I will recommend someone else, cause it’s not my specialty.

    • Can I use or licence your photos for my album cover / book / presentation / product etc?

      Usually, I print them and sell originals, but where is the opportunity what maybe we have a deal if I wasn’t sold them before. But I like that they are stand-alone projects without a connection to anything. If you like my style I do accept commissioned projects. Just get in touch with my Agent if you have a project in mind, contact info on the contact page.

    • What are the different stages to create an artwork?

      The first part is planning. Once I’ve come up with an idea (it can be triggered by emotion, a spontaneous life accident, or something bad or when I see conflict outside the world with the inner world). I want to create, I sketch all creative ideas in the notebook, also I write all possible words that reflect my emotional and conceptual state for the particular image. I’m not doing it for all photos, but for most images, I have sketches and text.

      Sometimes I create a Pinterest mood board or use already existing ones (look for something similar or elements I want to use), which is necessary also for the stylist and make-up artist. This can take anywhere between a few days to several months, sometimes years. This is the most important step as it defines the look and feel of the photo, it’s my core. This step also includes problem-solving, how to make the perspective, reflections, materials, light, etc. realistic.

      The second part is shooting/collecting the material. I like to collect my own stocks for the images, but sometimes I’m using stock photography in my personal projects. That’s why sometimes I can prepare for one image couple of months or years. Just because I need to build or create ideas, organize photo sessions, backdrops, wardrobes, accessories, elements I need to take a photo. The same light and perspective are extremely important to create a realistic result when combining the photos.

      The final part is putting the photos together. This takes anything from a few days to several weeks. This is actually the easiest step if I did a good job in the first and second steps. This part is like a puzzle, I have all the pieces, I just need to put them together. The longest time takes usually shadow and highlights, creating effects and mood. If I need to cut out something or replace it with stock images, what we did not capture on the location.

    • Can I Buy All Rights For The Photos?

      Yes, you can. Price for one RAW and commercial license: 20€/ per digital file.

    • I Want Extra Photoshop/ Skin Retouching. How Much Is It Costs?

      Level 1: Skin retouching, objects elimination, background expansion will cost you 20€ per photo.

      Level 2: I will create Photoshop composite art, from images we have taken during the photoshoot and from the stock/ Elimel Art library will cost you 300€.

      As an extra I can send you a personal invoice, so you don’t need to book them separately.

    • I Don’t Need A Package. How Much Costs 1H Of Basic Photoshoot?

      1h (Elimel Art) is 100€. Includes travel fee in Tallinn and capturing outside or at your home during 1 H. You will receive digital files with signature edition for the web and big resolution in JPG. No stylizing, make-up, costume rent/design, location scouting or renting, no assistants or videographer. I may take some of my own accessories for the shoot and create a concept.

    • Why Should I Pay Booking Fee?

      In order to ensure that the photoshoot takes place, you must pay the booking fee (50% of the full price of the photoshoot) within two weeks of signing the agreement. This ensures Your photo session, the location, make up artist, stilist and the costumes.

    • What Happens If Clients Will Get Sick?

      You can postpone Your photo session up to 3 times. After the 3rd time, the deal is cut and 25% of the booking fee will be refunded to You. If You wish to cancel Your session, please do so at least 3 days beforehand.

      The booking fee is non-refundable if the client cancels the photoshoot less than 3 days before the agreed date (if the make-up artist and costume design were included).

      If the casual photo session is canceled less than 24 hours beforehand, then the booking fee will not be refunded.

      When canceling, please contact me via phone, not social media or e-mail. Please contact me as fast as possible, especially when others artists was participating.

    • Do I Need To Book A Photoshoot From Online Store?

      No, You dont. You can fill the form, write me a message or call me, so we can meet in person and discuss your wishes. After the date and idea is setup, I can send you personal invoice. Others options is to make online consultation via video call Skype, Whatsapp, Zoom or Facebook.