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Ilya Blinov – Beauty Fiore di Acqua

As a creator, Ilya Blinov can be counted as a multifunctional one. He is now 33 years old but he has done all the roles required of a fashion photo shoot. You name it; he’s definitely dipped his hands in it before.

Russian-born Ilya started with hair styling. He then became a make-up artist and after, a wardrobe stylist. Within four years while studying in Milan, he worked as a fashion stylist and worked at showrooms during fashion week. It was a “great period of my life” he said.

Returning to Russia, he accepted an invitation to become a tutor in the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow on fashion styling. For five years taught students how to do photo shoots and contributed all his peripheral knowledge while meeting many bright, talented and passionate people.

Opening his own studio was a great turning point for Ilya. “I had a dream since I was a teenager to shoot movies. One day I decided and was determined to have my own studio to shoot photos myself.”

Ilya Blinov – Second Skin

With nearly ten years of preparation, Ilya knows not only about clothes but the whole creation process: atmosphere, interior, props, make up, wardrobe styling and of course, models.

“I see the style in the sense of composition and emotions; I know the way clothes can be layered and I understand what I can do or not do with the clothes on a model. Styling is more important than techniques.

“I love to do shooting myself while I work with professionals in other roles. I trust their views and this also makes the shooting more rich and interesting in ideas. Certainly I give indication and control the result but I also love to experiment.”

Looking at Ilya’s works conveys various faces of women. From sexiness to cute, the setup and mood is always conveyed so perfectly that an audience could not possibly get it wrong.

When it comes to fashion shoots, female models are a pretty much must-have element.

“I look and search in different angles for the best qualities of a model. Different models could have different highlights – it could be their eyes, lips, neck, fingers, toes, ears or legs. I like to look individually at every woman,” said Ilya.

Ilya Blinov

“A perfect body is an impression, depending on the task. It could be a skinny, fit or curvy body. I prefer a very curated body with good solid colour with well-seen lines.”

The only way to learn and improve fashion styling and shooting is to “study a lot of photos, see the works of masters, create mood boards, draw frames, prepare very well for the shoot, listen to critiques and search for own style” according to Ilya.

As his dream project, he is hoping to shoot a movie and make pictures clearly expressing ideas with no excess details. “Always prepare, search for references and even pre-shoot. I want to change the ambience of creativity and want to with talented and inspiring brands and professionals.”

 

 

作為一個創作者,Ilya Blinov算是擁有多種技能的一位。現年33歲的他已經擔任過時尚攝影過程中的各種角色。只要您能說出來,他也擔任過。

於俄羅斯出生的Ilya以髮型設計師和造型設計師起家。在米蘭深造的四年之間,他以時尚造型設計師的身份在時尚週於不同的陳列室工作。「那可算是我人生中一段美好的時間」,Ilya如是說。

Ilya Blinov

回到俄羅斯之後,他接受了莫斯科的英國藝術及設計高等學校的邀請並成為時尚造型科的導師。教學五年,他授以時尚攝影及相關知識,並認識到很多有才華、天賦和熱情的學生。

成立自個兒工作室的想法成為Ilya的轉捩點。「從小時候我就有個夢想,想要拍攝電影。然後有一天我就決意成立工作室,自己做攝影師。」

經過接近十年的洗練,Ilya不單止對於衣裳有敏銳的觸覺,同時對於整個創作過程瞭如指掌:如何設計場景、道具、化妝、造型甚至模特兒。

「從畫面構造和情感當中可以看出風格。我深明衣服應該如何配搭而且在模特兒身上有什麼該做和不該做的,說到底:造型凌駕一切技巧。」

「我喜歡擔任攝影的角色而讓其他專業人士進行別的任務、我相信他們的專業而這樣也可以讓整個者應作品更加多元化和精彩。那當然,我也會給予一些建議去確保結果是預想之內的,我也很喜歡做做實驗。」

欣賞著Ilya的作品,不難看得出來他可以將女性的美態化成不同風格,或性感或甜美,所有的氛圍均非常清晰,讀者也不可能有到任何誤解。

Ilya Blinov – Second Skin

當進行時尚攝影的時候,女模特兒基本是不可或缺的部分。

「要尋找每一個模特兒的最好元素、我會從不同角度搜索。不同的模特兒可以有不同的亮點,那可以是眼睛、嘴唇、脖子、手指、腳趾、耳朵或者是腿。我喜歡將每個女人當做不同的個體看待。」

「完美的身體是一個概念、一個印象,這很視乎拍攝的任務是什麼。那可以是一個纖細或者充滿線條的身體。我個人偏好符合任務,充滿色彩而線條清晰可見的身體。」

想要學習和改善時尚造型和攝影,Ilya說唯一的方法是「看很多照片、看很多大師級的作品、創作情緒板、繪畫邊框、做充足的準備、多聆聽別人的批判和尋找自己的風格。」

說到他的夢想,Ilya想拍攝自己的一套電影並確保當中可以達到「清晰表達內容而毫無累贅」的境界。「經常準備好、搜集很多的參考資料甚至預攝。我想改變創意的氛圍甚至希望跟不同的品牌和專業人士合作。」

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