From Ukraine to Dubai, Veronika Guseva embarked on a fabulous beautiful journey to pursue her love for photography. She strives to show the true beauty of someone and her work speaks volumes of her success in doing so. Every photo is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it allows the viewer to feel the precise atmosphere of the photoshoot, stepping into the fabulous world created by Veronika.
It is a true pleasure to introduce Veronika as my special guest in TEYXO Lifestyle Mag & Hub, as she opens up about her inspiration, motivations and superpowers 🙂
Beauty is in the eyes. I think through the eyes you can see the intelligence and confidence of a person and these are extremely beautiful to me.Veronika Guseva
Your work is stunning! When did your journey in photography begin?
Veronika: My photography journey started back in 2016 at Formula 1 week in Baku at 1OAK, a night club from NY that did a popup for this event. After I came back to Dubai I was working as a club photographer in VIP Room Dubai, then I started to work at events, and later I’ve created my fashion and wedding portfolio. Now I’m working between Dubai and the South of France for summer.
What inspires you?
V: I get my inspiration from visiting new countries. When I was in Thailand I was surprised how contemporary art was developed there. I’ve visited many exciting museums around the country and even visited Navin Rawanchaikul studio in Chiang Mai, he’s one of the top ranked artists in Thailand.
I’ve seen his work in Maiiam Museum, which is 30 minutes from his studio. We’ve randomly met an art curator from Switzerland there, she told us where the studio was and that we could visit it since we liked his artwork. We just showed up at his studio, he showed us the place and the artworks that he did for ArtDubai 2013. It was super random and extremely inspiring.
If you are interested you can see it in the highlighted stories on my Instagram @veronika.guseva
From my trip to Amsterdam, I’ve got the inspiration for my series “Pink Power”; I’ve visited a photo salon, honestly I didn’t like any of the works except one portrait of a Japanese photographer.
Women empowerment is a very important process that creates for women all over the world the opportunity to freely choose their lifestyle, get the education and profession they want and create the power of their own lives inside their communities.Veronika Guseva
Which photographers or artists influenced you?
V: My husband – Jimmy de Paris – is a photographer, I think he influenced me a lot. I like Van Gogh a lot, I love the saturation of the colors that he’s using in his works. I love the works of Mario Testino and Sasha Samsonova.
What motivates you to be a photographer?
V: All the happiness and appreciation that I receive from my clients. The value that I bring to people by capturing their most meaningful moments or showing their best side, motivates me a lot. Also, I feel motivated when most of my contacts in my list have profile photos made by me.
How would you define beauty?
V: It might seem too poetical, but for me, beauty is in the eyes. I think through the eyes you can see the intelligence and confidence of a person and these are extremely beautiful to me.
Is it too much pressure to look a certain way nowadays?
V: I find this question difficult. I would rather say yes, you can look the way you want, but it also depends on which country do you live in, if it is a religious country or not and what is appropriate for the area in particular.
What do you love most about yourself?
V: I like my ability to get the most out of every situation.
How do you feel about women’s empowerment?
V: Women’s empowerment is a very important process that creates for women all over the world the opportunity to freely choose their lifestyle, get the education and profession they want and create the power of their own lives inside their communities.
I feel like it is very important to raise awareness about women’s empowerment to close the economic genre gap. From my side, I think it is important to support women around me on a daily basis and I can say that I, myself, feel a lot of support from this movement already from the women I know.
If you could have a superpower, what would that be?
V: I would choose flying, I think it is an amazing feeling.
If you could time travel, where would you go and when? Would you also like to meet someone (famous or not) while there?
V: I would travel in the future in around 100 years from now and I would want to meet the most influential person of that time.
What advice would you give to any emerging photographer?
V: Don’t be scared, believe in yourself, try new things and keep learning!
What are your future plans? 🙂
V: It’s hard to plan anything in 2020. I plan to work on my projects, develop my style, and be a better version of myself.