I am Oleg Oprisco and I was born in the small town of Lviv, in western Ukraine.
When I was 16 years old, I began working as an operator in a small photolab. As an operator, part of my job was to adjust all the pictures that the photo lab printed. I had a few buttons to control the color, brightness and contrast. I lived for several years in “reality show” mode, observing every day life. I have visited thousands of weddings, birthdays and many other special occasions. I could do this forever, in what I call “robot” mode. This means working seven days a week for several months. This experience taught me what colors people like. I am using this information to this day.
At this time I started taking photos of friends and acquaintances. I experimented with many genres, but it was portrait photography that brought me the most pleasure. At age 18, I moved to Kiev where I worked as an assistant to a famous advertising photographer. I was making money, but I lost my creativity. For a long time I thought that was all I was able to do until I tried to shoot on medium format film. That changed my life.
It’s difficult to advise something original. I have a standard list of the legendary representatives of classical photography and painting.
I like to seek inspiration in the life around us. All my photos are the improved and enlarged scenes of our life and our thoughts, dreams.
I use Kiev 6C and Kiev 88 cameras with 90mm f/2.8, 180mm f/2.8, and 300mm f/4.0 lenses. My favorite lens of all time is 300mm f/4.0 by Meyer Optik Orestegor.
Tripods and bags by company Manfrotto. My favorite film: Kodak Portra 160 and Kodak Portra 400. And Epson scanners V750Pro and V850Pro.
But is only a tool. No difference what kind of pen written a good book.
I like to show the beauty of nature and human interaction with it. I use simple stories but what is important each viewer sees his own version and understand each photo individually. Depending on the place where he lives or from education and other moments that are in his life. It’s amazing. My mission is, that after viewing the viewer feeling was like after reading the book or watched movies.