Our usual discussion of the state of the world and other bullshit was successfully interrupted by a visit of two figures. We shook hands with an old buddy and then he willingly introduced us the sweet young teenager next to him, Rusne.
One of us (social media freak that stalks people, still love him) cautiously asked if she is by any chance linked with ‘Pazdrazdyte Photography’
Yes – she nodded.
My face frowned after hearing of such unheard and unrecognized names and my wrinkles got as bad as they ever get.
The girl smiled and my eyes suddenly noticed a camera hanging under her neck.
B: Hi Rusne, which ‘planet ‘are you from? What’s you taking over the world plan?
R:I’m Rusnė Pazdrazdytė from the seaside. Not planning to conquer the world, but mastering my camera is my long term plan.
Being a form of life with good looks and talent, you managed to get into the minds of many in Lithuanians. Do you expect to grow the number of fans of your photography page and what is the recipe for that? What is your secret?
One does not share its best recipes.
‘A photographer in her 16eens’ – a good title to attract attention or a reason to be laughed at, due to a lack of experience?
Age is just a fact. And I don’t consider myself a photographer, you need to grow up for that.
How did you start and what is your ‘diva’?
I admired photography since childhood. Started to take pictures more often last year after receiving a DSLR lens. It was friends and other people in Lithuania.
What does photography mean to you?
It’s a big part of my free time now. Without camera I feel like without hands.
How about throwing some stones into the garden of more established Lithuanian photographers?
I am trying to learn from them, not criticize them.
What do you think of the mammoth amount of photographers in social media, introducing their photos in a similar label ‘Name Surname Photography’? Does having a good camera make you a good photographer and Photoshop takes you to a professional level?
Only the strongest survive.
Where do you get an inspiration and ideas for your photo shoots from?
Usually it is the relationship with a person, environment, and music.
I still remember that big camera in comparison to her fragile teenage body. Or maybe my memories romanticize it a bit, nonetheless I was glad to come across her talents.