I'm excited to announce that Lucie Aleks Photography was featured in Voyage LA Magazine!
Here is an excerpt from the interview about how I initially got into photography.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My passion for photography originated in my father’s veins. He had an old, Russian Lubitel Twin Lens 6×6 Medium Format camera. That vintage camera was my first and favorite toy, and I grew up exploring life through its lens. When I was thirteen, I watched my parents buy a 35mm camera for my cousin as a birthday gift. My jealousy did not subside until his interests turned elsewhere, and he passed the camera down to me. This is when I officially began developing prints for both myself and other people. My room was so small that I turned my family’s bathroom into a darkroom. Their memories of my childhood consist mainly of me being behind a camera or in that bathroom developing the prints.
I think that the motivating force behind turning my passion into my profession is my deep love for people. I love trying to read the subtle expressions in people’s faces. I love their unpredictability, their unique differences, and who they become in front of my camera. Photography is my way of capturing an aspect of their character and recording the instant in which they reveal themselves. I have always had a really good visual memory and my photography is an extension of that. It’s just how my mind has always worked. Sharing my photography allows me to show others how I see the world so that they can see it too. That connection between me and the camera, or the camera and the subject, or even the photo and the viewer is what makes my photography different.
Check out the full article here!