Andrey Yurlov: First Prize Winner at the TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 2010
Andrey (Андрей Юрлов) is a great Ukrainian photographer in the first place. During his stay in Czech Republic he worked at Pixmac and managed the Russian version of Pixmac at that time. Now I’m glad for this opportunity to speak with a winner of respected photo prize and person who actively submits images to Pixmac.
You’ve just won a photography prize. Do you have details to share?
Yes, I have won the first prize and gold medal on the international salon TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 2010 in a category Sports/Dynamics and visit to award ceremony in Austria. In 2010 and 2011 I have won at different international salons by FIAP of 9 awards, but for the first the gold medal.
What were your first shots you remember?
I don’t remember the first shots because I had made over a half a million already.
What equipment do you currently use?
I use camera from professional line – Nikon D2X, and I have many Nikor and Sigma lenses. I often use studio light.
What’s your main focus in terms of themes?
I like to create surrealistic photos. The whole picture can be created with a deep sense. But in respect of work with microstock I usually focus on happy people, business themes, sports and outdoor.
Where do you search for models and ideas?
I’m not looking for models specifically. I prefer shooting of friends and their friends. I travel a lot and participate in various activities, sports etc. Those activities are acquainted with people that I meet and who later become my models. My ideas come mainly from communication with new people.
Do you edit your imagery a lot in Photoshop?
Yes, of course. I always edit a photo in a photoshop. Only then the photo has the right and polished appearance. It is necessary to this process well every time. Processing of one photo takes some 10 to 30 minutes. But surrealistic works, I create, can take several days.
Do you prefer exclusivity or not?
I’m not working exclusivity. I like to work with several agencies at once.
What stock agencies inspire you?
I work with 5 stock agencies. They are SS, FT, DT, Pixmac and IS. These are the most profitable in agency money.
You’ve been a Pixmac employee in Prague, how was that experience?
Work in Pixmac gave me a great experience. I met with professionals in this business. I saw the work of microstock from inside. This job has influenced my further development in the microstock market and I am very grateful for this experience.
Vita: Thank you Andrey. Looking forward to receive your new set of photos as you told me. I guess your photos are going to win several prices. Don’t be afraid of too much surreality, I love it and I guess designers will like it too! Good luck!