Sara found Pati Gagarin on 'Ignant.de' one of those days clicking through Internets never ending recourses. The pastel colours and dreamy moments caught her eye; maybe they will catch yours too!
What do you see when looking out the closest window?
We live on a first floor, so I can clearly see the road and the offices in front of us. Sadly, not so much light sun comes to our flat, but I love the unceasing activity that comes from down my window (I can see a lot of hilarious moments)
Where do you collect inspiration?
I mostly find inspiration in my daily routines. In the morning train, talking with friends, reading some book or watching some movie at night (and of course, on that wonderful thing called internet too). The idea suddenly comes and I write everything on my "book of ideas" as I call it. I do usually think about the concept of the photoshoot until I decide clearly how's it gonna be and what things/people I'm gonna need.
Tell us about your project "The girlfriends"
It's an on-going project (that I expect never finishes) in witch I take pictures of my female friends by their own, in couples or in groups of three in different situations, always with strong colors (in their clothes or in the backgrounds) as a complement. I wanted to show how feminity plays an important role in the place and how can be mysterious to the opposite sex; it's my own way to explore feminity. I wasn't sure if this project was going to have response, but luckily it has had, and a very good one.
What hour of the day do you like the most and what do you do at that hour?
I'm a night person. I usually go to bed late because that's when I'm most active, and when most of the ideas come. I usually work, read inspirational texts, draw sketches of future projects.
What is your biggest fear?
One of my biggest fear is being tired of photography; I mean, scares me to think that one day I will have many photos to do (by obligation) and I won't like any of them. I want to live all my life taking photographs (and there's gonna be a lot that I will not like, I'm realistic - the ones who will bring me money to live, I suppose). But I hope still having some free time to develop my personal projects (those that really make me happy and make me keep going)
How do you challenge yourself?
I'm trying to make photography my profession, the one that allows me earn enough money to pay a rent and live a normal life, and on the other hand, I'm trying to still develop my own projects (not everybody find them interesting and I don't earn anything with them, but increases my happiness definitely!). Doing these two things at the same time it's really challenging, for real!
When was the last time you made someone happy?
Uh, I really don't know. Unfortunately, people don't say if you have made them happy (we should do it more, I think!), so I have no idea.
Tell us about three people you get inspired from
Silvia Grav http://silviagrav.tumblr.com/
Tamara Lichtenstein http://www.tamaralichtenstein.com/
Jonathan Levitt http://grassdoe.blogspot.com.es/
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