How I came to Elimelart?
One evening me and my mother were visiting street Vanemuise in Tartu. There I wrote two wishes to 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 will come true. And you know what? They are coming true.
Before that I used mobile phones to shoot (from 2007). I used to capture everything around me, like ballet school, friends... 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 my profession what I am doing every day and enjoy it! Cause I decided to be successful.
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.
Besides the digital I return to film, because I find enjoyment in vintage photography. I collect vintage lenses and cameras, and test them on my Sony a7RII. Now it's my main camera. I like clean and first-rate photography, that's why I do not only like vintage lenses, but also lenses with outstanding quality.
After Vincent Peters exhibition in Fotografiska, Tallinn, I fell in love with medium format film cameras and think to start taking pictures with medium film also from this year (2020 year).
Constantly improving myself in everything I love. 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 ? Discovering new musicians, artists and creators. Making headpieces, masks and chokers. As a human I’m constantly improving myself through workshops, contests, new knowledge's and experiencing new activities.
10 facts about Elimel You might not know:
When someone tells me "You can't do it" or "You are not able to do it". I will do it. Just to proof you are wrong.
Often I think about death and afterlife.
I didn't liked to read loudly, when I was 5.
Listening Finneas and Saske.
Consciously avoid food with added sugars and included wheat.
I was on stage from the age of 4.
My bachelor's thesis title is "Creative thinking in piano improvisation".
Writing blog about testing vintage lenses on hybrid camera.
I was shaved bald by my boyfriend in July 2016.
At home we have two dogs, two cats, fishes and one daughter.
CreativeLive, Fine Art Conceptual Photography from Shoot through Post-Processing, by
Pratik Naik & Bella Kotak,
CreativeLive, SkillSet: Wedding Essentials, January-February 2020
Sabri Suby, "How to grow your sales", webinar, January 2020
Sue B. Zimmerman, "The 3 Keys", webinar, January 2020
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,