VANJA JIMMY IVOSEVIC & SNEZANA VRBASKI

I have been in love with photography for a long time, but hadn't actually started shooting until about six years ago, because I was a professional musician before I started chasing my passion for photography. However, I've spent most of my free time analyzing and admiring great works in photography, which helped me figure out different ways to express myself and connect with the viewer in a similar way to how music connects with the listener.

 

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I've realized that it is a normal thing for creatives who constantly strive to find new ways of expressing themselves, because there is always a popular opinion on what is acceptable and beautiful for most, and whenever one tries to wander away from something familiar, there is a great chance of being criticized. After all, art should find an audience for itself, unlike commercial work which needs to please the audience.                                                 

 

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Initially, [Sne's] stunning looks of course [stood out to me] but soon after I got to know her better, I was in love with her sweet and innocent personality which is an exciting and inspiring combination with the amazing looks she's got.

 

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I love to see a lot of character in my models, because what I try to portray is a beauty that comes from personality. I believe that in character lies the true beauty, which is something that popular media tries to mislead us from.

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work, but one that I'm grateful for is: making a connection with models which makes them comfortable in expressing their true selves in my photos. It is a truly rewarding experience because I feel when that happens, photos come to life in a way and start telling a believable story.

 

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I'm thankful for this feature on JUNNNKTANK and for the opportunity to present this amazing girl to your audience! I hope you guys will enjoy.

 

















Snezana Vrbaski // misfitkid_sne

Vanja Jimmy Ivosevic // ivojimmo // vanjaivosevic.com // junnnktank.com/vanjajimmyivosevic-memfisa

 

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