Vismante Ruzgaite is a young artist, studying cinematography in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and Creative Industries in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. She lives in Vilnius, and is working on her very personal project NONA.
How and why did you start photographing?
I had a boyfriend with nice, long, curly hair. So, the hair of an angel and a little touch of evil in his eyes. Nice combination, I thought. Naturally, I started taking pictures of him. Then, I noticed something nice about my sister. She also has beautiful hair, like Jenifer Aniston :D Ok, but this time it was not about hair. I just like her crazinesss that only I think I know about. So just like that, I started taking pictures of people I care about.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I placed a bet with my friend Vytautas, that after two years I will work with the best camera in the world – HASELBLAD, I still have one year and a half. So, when I see a picture of a Hasseblad I get inspired to work harder :D It is kind of my kick right now.
What is your working process usually? How do you come up with an idea and follow it through?
Sometimes, I trust destiny that I will be at the right time and at the right place, but of course I leave my apartment and do something about it. How to get there? And what it is THERE? When I get tired of this question, I start focusing on what is here, which leads me to there. You know what I mean?:)
Also, I had to add that when I am skiing the clearest ideas come to my mind. Boxing and Tennis help me so much with my daily routine as well. Because when you have unspecified working hours, you can get to the place where you party just too much.
What are you working on at the moment?
At this very moment, I am looking for an internship in Berlin, anything related to photography. Anyone?:D
How do you think photography changes the world for you?
When I want to share my picture on facebook or instagram the most important criterion is if I honestly like it, if I feel honest about it. Believe me it is very difficult to get in that state of mind. So in general, I really miss HONESTY in the world and photography can give you that. When I use this word I mean it with all my heart.