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Friday, February 20, 2009

Hanging Perfection on the Wall - Photography by Lana Dashevsky

A month or two ago, I featured one of Lana's photos in a treasury I put together with some of my favorite yellow items. At that time, I did not look through Lana's entire shop. After notifying her that I featured one of her items, she contacted me asking me if I would feature her shop on my blog. Before replying to her I went back to her shop and looked around. Wow! I couldn't not look at every photograph. They were all incredible. Lana has TALENT! Her work made me rethink my photography skills. After looking around I went back to the convo page and replied to her request. Of course I would feature her! I sent her a list of questions to answer for the post. These were her answers...

1. How would you describe your shop?

I'm a professional photographer picturing weddings, babies and infants, "love stories" and women during their pregnancy. It's so fun to share with people the happiest and brightest moments of their lives! Obviously, I don't put my camera aside when I'm finishing my day work -- I keep shooting. : ) My Etsy shop is yet another way to share some of my best photos with people around the globe.

2. How long have you been making art for?

I think I've been making art for almost all my life, at least as far as I remember myself. It's more like way of life for me - I can't stop thinking of, inventing and making up some funny stuff.

3. How did you get into this line of work/hobby?

I always dreamed about being a painter. The results were quite gloomy and I was unsatisfied with the my paintings. You know, I was simply unable to express in painting my thoughts and feelings the way I'd like to. On the practical side, at age of 20 (or something like that), I started my career as a graphic designer. It definitely was fun and I liked it. Eventually it gave me invaluable experience and insight for working with an IMAGE. It was natural to take a camera one day and start shooting.

4. What is your favorite item in your shop? Why?

VENICE Your dreams.
It was taken during my honeymoon in Venice in April 2007. It took me almost a year to find a way to process the photo so it could reflect my view and perception of the incredible and magnificent city.

5. What are some of your favorite Etsy shops or items?

These are random picks from my Etsy favorites:
Fieryeyed Photography
Suzy Q Jewelry
19 Moons
julie lake

6. How do you attract people to your shop?

Frankly, I have no advertising or promotion company so far, real shame!

7. What advice can you offer other Etsy sellers to boost their sales?

When you are making art, do not ever think how to sell the stuff. Just follow your inspiration. If your art is really worth it, it will definitely find its way to buyers.

8. Are your items available anywhere other than etsy?

Yes, you can buy most of my photos from Etsy's European sister site DaWanda. My virtual shop there is lanadashevsky.dawanda.com

9. Do you have a blog? If so, tell us a little bit about it.

I'm running a blog at lanita.livejournal.com. It's updated almost every day and it has tons of my photos (everything from macro and flowers up to photo reports from my trips abroad and previews of wedding sessions). Unfortunately, it's kept mainly in Russian but you can still enjoy the pictures. : )

Business Details

Name: Lana Dashevsky

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Website URL: http://www.lanadashevsky.com

Etsy URL: http://lanitaphoto.etsy.com

Blog URL: http://lanita.livejournal.com


Chrisy said...

Nice article featuring lovely work..thanks...

storybeader said...

her images are beautiful!
I could picture them hanging in a high priced NY gallery!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love that one of the gondolas...so dreamy!

uniquecommodities said...

I love Butterfly moments both because I love butterflies and I love the quote


My etsy address is:

Michelle Johnson said...

Those are beautiful pictures! What a talented artist!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing, this is some beautiful stuff and its nice to get to know people!

TheEccentricLady said...

Lana's work is beautiful! I love to see other photographers art. It inspires me to get out there and shoot more. Thanks for featuring photographic art on your blog!

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