Spotlight | Raphael Iskanderov



Raphael Iskanderov

Favorite thing to do besides photography or design?
Cinema, dietology, nutritiology, and cooking.

Favorite color?
Black, white, gray

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I really love the city in which I live now: Saint Petersburg, Russia.

My first camera was a …
Canon 60D.

Describe yourself in three words.
Fair, punctual, loving.

Favorite app to use?
VSCO, Snapseed, Retouch, SKRWT.


When and how did your journey as an artist begin? 
The year of 2010. I realized that I stopped liking shooting on a DSLR. And just at that time, I became the owner of iPhone 4.


Could you describe a bit about the type of photography/design do you pursue?
Most of all, I'm attracted to the shooting of portraits and the creation of cadres, which resemble scenes from the cinema. I try to develop myself in these areas.

What camera(s) do you prefer to use? 
Mobilegraphy, iPhoneography, ONLY! Now I'm shooting on iPhone X.

What inspired you to pursue photography/design?
Scandinavian Noir (cinematography, literature), as well as the work of my favorite photographers.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?
Love and loneliness.


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