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Q&A with Austėja Ščiavinskaitė

Today we are catching up with one of our photographers, Austėja Ščiavinskaitė. Here in a short interview with the Editor-in-Chief, Dominika Wojciechowska.

Dominika Wojciechowska: Tell me a little about yourself. What are your passions?
Austėja Ščiavinskaitė: I’m a London based photographer. Growing up in the family of artists I have always appreciated art in its many forms – painting, graphics, illustration. I had hands on my dads camera since I was little and I never let go!

DW: What would you like to bring and gain from contributing to Fashion Philosophy? Is there anything you’d like to see on the site?
AS: I love the team here in Fashion Philosophy – it’s a very young but fast growing and promising blog and I believe that together we can build something beautiful.

DW: How did you first get interested in photography?
AS: This is always a hard question because I was interested in photography the minute I was explained what the camera is, but I’d say it would have to be when I was 14 – my first job as a photographer in the newspaper back in Lithuania.

DW: How do you see your future? Are you hoping to establish a career in the fashion industry?
AS: I have big plans and even bigger dreams but I try to take one step at the time. I am currently a photographer at e-commerce and creative company and I really enjoy my time there. Fashion industry is not always as beautiful and sparkling as it appears and I am not going to change who I am for it, but I am getting involved in it and I am loving it.

DW: Do you have any favourite blogs or fashion magazines that inspire you?
AS: DASH magazine has always been my biggest inspiration. Illustrated fashion, mixed medias and photography are my passions and I always get inspired from page one.

DW: How does your creative process look like, do you do any preparation or research before you start working on your illustrations? Whose work inspires you?
AS: It’s always different. Sometimes it’s a long process of planning, sketching and researching, and sometimes it’s just a colour or a piece of fabric that inspires me and I just let it find me. Tim Walker, Alexandra Valenti, Nick Knight are my heroes.

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