JONATHAN CHERRY: What gets you up in the morning?
DINA LITOVSKY: Green tea and dubstep.
JC: Are there any emerging photographers inspiring you at the moment?
JC: Tell us a little bit about UNTAG THIS PHOTO?
DL: It combines my interest in sociology, fascination with women and obsession with Facebook. The rest is in my artist statement.
JC: What draws you to making portraits?
DL: I am not interested in photographing people for the purpose of glimpsing the ‘true‘ self. I would hesitate to classify any of my photos as portraits. What I am curious about is the situational self - people’s behavior in relation to other people, their setting and their cultural environment. My photographs are about a ‘social animal’ rather then a Renaissance ideal of individualism.
JC: How do you find juggling personal & commercial work?
DL: For now they are in rather great balance. For commercial work I shoot a lot of weddings. For personal, I am currently doing a project about Bachelorette parties. One helps the other.
JC: Any advice to recent photography graduates?
DL: As cliché as it sounds - stay inspired. For me inspiration, comes from constantly learning and being around talented and exciting photographers. And attend portfolio reviews! They can be really helpful and are a lot of fun.
JC: Favourite tree?
DL: Don’t have one. I prefer plateaus.