Dinara Khairova is an extraordinary photographer who offers a wide selection of services. Her photos and her overall work reflect many different things: reports of current news and events, touching portraits of individuals, urban photography, travel photography, and a lot more.
This artist works with a wide profile of photographs, and each showcases a whole world, a captured moment that reflects something a lot bigger. She captures the unique personality of every place, every person, and every situation she finds herself in to draw the viewer in.
Khairova is a member of the PPA and PSA, important professional societies for photographers. She has worked as a photojournalist for RosPhoto, capturing events across Russia and the world. She has also worked as a photojournalist for IMENNO and has done reporting work and created photos for a variety of other international publications. Her work has been recognized for its versatility, quality, and simplicity, each image showing a new aspect of the world and the inner life of those she captures on film. She has been nominated for different awards, including as photographer of the year for IMENNO. In addition to her work as a photographer and photojournalist, Dinara Khairova is a musician and also describes herself as a dreamer, which is an apt description when looking at how colorful her work is. She finds something of beauty in every scene and every person and helps the audience see it too, recognizing it as it was always there, just slightly hidden from our sight.
The artist is currently based in New York. Her portfolio has grown to include images of this amazing, eclectic city, with a collection of portraits that find the special in the mundane and make everyday events and people show the truth behind their seemingly quotidian situations. She reveals a world full of color, life, and beauty and offers a view of the city and its people that is truly unique. Even small events become meaningful through the lens of her camera, allowing the audience to recognize the beauty in these everyday situations. Khairova also captures special moments throughout her journeys and makes the audience complicit in noticing and saving these special little moments and encounters.
Dinara Khairova works with many different styles of photography, showing a lot of versatility. She can do portraits for the society pages, creating a sense of sophistication and quiet observation of people who are doing their work and who are showcasing their art. She can offer reports of current events with a keen eye for detail and a series of images that shows the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her photos reflect life as it happens with all its complexity and flow, telling powerful stories through a purely visual medium.
You can find Dinara Khairova on her website and connect with her on social media. Follow her Instagram and Facebook to have access to all the marvelous photos she posts of her trips through New York and other places, and check out her portfolio for more beautiful work.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Dinara Khairova. Here are excerpts from the Interview.
Hi Dinara, Great to have you with us today. Please tell us about what it is that you do.
I am a photographer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Started photography with film cameras, mostly as a travel photographer.
Please tell us about your journey.
My photographic journey is directly related to music because I am a professional musician. When I am on stage, I am a model for photographers, but as soon as I return to my normal life off stage, I always want to be on the other side of the lens.
I see life through the prism of goodness and beauty, and this I always try to show in my works.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
First of all, I believe in myself and my talent. But the main thing is to help your talent by everyday practice and learning. I always take responsibility for the result of photo shooting. I prepare for it both ways – mentally and technically. It is very close to working on stage. And even as a photographer, I prefer to think about myself as a rockstar on stage; this helps me to stay in the right mood for creating.
Any message for our readers.
If you want to be a professional in something, you need to understand that it takes time. Be patient, persistent, creative, and don’t let anyone doubt your capabilities.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much, Dinara, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!