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Daria Amaranth

Posted on April 09 2017

Daria Amaranth is a Russian photographer based in Saint Petersburg. Due to her special talent in portrait, right from the very beginning of her career, her shoots have been featured in several magazines worldwide

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I like to create mysterious and enigmatic atmospheres in my works, filled with melancholic, disturbing, touching emotions – D. Amaranth

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Daria Amaranth is a Russian photographer based in Saint Petersburg. Due to her special talent in portrait, right from the very beginning of her career, her shoots have been featured in several magazines worldwide.

Daria Amaranth describes her work as a 'searching for mysteries with a camera'. Thus, it demonstrates a conscious approach to the photographic medium, not far from what Susan Sontag recalls being an implicit interest of many great photographers. With her intimate and sensual work this artist seems to want try to identify herself with their subjects, trying to feel their emotions as their own.
Animal's presence is not rare in Daria Amaranth images.They are often inserted to strengthen and idea or an emotional state, so that a chameleon may serve as the element which evokes individuality, cockroaches may be used as a state of anxiety or a snake as one of fear.

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L.A.: Hello Daria, tell us a little bit about yourself, what led to you working in photography?
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Daria Amaranth: To me photography is a special combination of painting, cinematography, literature and psychoanalysis, these spheres are permanent sources of inspiration for me. Some years ago I suddenly understood that photography could help me to reflect inner labyrinths better than writing so I've smoothly come to this wonderful thing as creating stories with a camera.
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L.A.: What do you like most about being a photographer?
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Daria Amaranth: I like the fact that it's possible to make a photograph that can be both a book and a movie (in a metaphorical way).
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L.A.: Who were the first artists or photographers that inspired you? Who inspires you today?
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Daria Amaranth: I find inspiration in classical painting, also in impressionism, expressionism, surrealism. Among my favourite photographers are Sarah Moon, Francesca Woodman, Paolo Roversi, Diane Arbus, Tim Walker.
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L.A.: What do you try and capture in someones portrait?
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Daria Amaranth: First of all I try to reflect some emotional state (as a part of a imaginary story, like in a movie), something that's completely deep and invisible. It's very important to me to appeal to this sensual and emotional side of the perception. So I don't like to create simple portraits, its necessary to add some more meaning to this image, to create a new character.
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Fragments of silence inside vanishing memories │ Buy it
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Ghost Buy it
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L.A.: Do you have a favorite shot in this series? If so, which one and why?
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Daria Amaranth: Maybe it's the one with the fish. It's always hard to explain why but it's a little bit more intimate than the others in this particular series.
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L.A.: What are you busy doing in this period? Have you any future project?
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Daria Amaranth: Yes, I'm thinking over some future projects, I have a lot of inspiration and ideas inside. I would like to continue studying emotions and reflecting them in my stories using different genres - fashion, fine art, conceptual one.
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