Oleg Oprisco is a fine art photographer born in the town of Lviv, Ukraine. During his teen years he has worked in a photo lab and after completing his studies he was an assistant in Kiev to a well-known photographer that worked in advertising.
Oleg believes in the power of practice. That’s why in interviews he is often quoted telling young artists to stop searching for their idols’ work and practice their own style much more. He uses his past experiences as a stepping ladder for future projects. For instance, Oleg has shared in a previous interview that he has visited thousands of occasions with a high level of attention to detail, for instance weddings and birthdays. Those experiences have taught him the colors that people like and this is one bit of knowledge gained from practice that he uses even now.
Furthermore, he shoots on medium format film. Oleg is also known for putting a shoot in place from beginning to end by himself (make-up, wardrobe, props). What he is also known for is the innovative perspective of his photographs. Each of his photographs has 2 great stories behind them: how it was conceived and what is transmits.
How would you feel if you could create a different story about yourself in a photograph? Because the surreal photographs of Oleg Oprisco do just that. They start with crumbles of information or situations found in real life, and they sketch a surreal outcome. His photographs usually have one model, the hero of the story. There is a tree, a lake, a forest or a building that is taken out of context and placed in a surreal realm by the expression, pose, look of the model. Oprisco photographs present what you would expect to see with the eyes of your mind, during a daydream and not on your computer screen.
So, do you have a similar story? Have you ever fantasized about a place, a person, a situation and then found your fantasy immortalized in a photograph? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.