October 20, 2014, Personality
In our fully digitalized world capturung unique moments with a film camera and using minimum retouch sounds old-fashioned? Not at all! Read our interview with 'Veronalain' budoir photography founder Dmitry Serostanov.


What role does photography play in your life? Why do you like it?

Definitely a leading role. It's funny because my grandfather, who was a passionate amateur photographer tried to involve me in a process of taking and developing/printing pictures when I was a kid. Unfortunately I didn't show much interest back then. The things have changed four years ago when I started taking pictures with my mobile phone camera and then it kind of snowballed – different cameras, formats, genres etc. I love photography because it's the perfect way to run away from reality but at the same time it helps me to communicate with the world around. There are so many things that just impossible to say with the words. And that's when pictures come to help. 

Do you see it as a hobby or as a professional occupation?

My wife and I recently started fine art boudoir photography brand called Verona Lain

We work with film only, shoot in natural light and try not to use retouching software at all. So I guess it's not just a hobby anymore but it's amazing that even with the commercial assignments you still can use your own approach and vision. 

Do you have any other hobbies?

I'm collecting vinyl records and play bass on my spare time (I wish I could have more time for these things). Music was my one and only passion before photography came along.

What does "stylish" mean to you?

I guess it means not being afraid of staying true to yourself whether it's fashion or creative activities. You can't rely on trends because they come and go. 

Could you please show some of your most precious pictures? Which do you like the most and why?

These are the ones that I took during the recent year. I love all of them but the first one, it is probably one of my top favourites because I love simplicity of lines and tones here. 






What is in your camera bag?

Usually I have there at least two cameras. An old film equipment that I use is quite unreliable so it's better to have a back up. And I always remember to save some space for film and batteries. I actually don't mind to carry all this stuff around because excitement of getting a good shot makes me forget how heavy my bag is.









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