Artist Inna Malostovker captures nature’s secrets with her stunning fine art photography. See more by visiting her website.
I am a fine art photographer and a digital photo artist. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, I made my way to the Sunshine State by way of downtown Manhattan and the North Carolina foothills. I now work out of Miami, Florida.
Growing up, I saw my father’s love for photography. For me, it was always fun to sit in the dark room with him and watch pictures emerge on a piece of paper. When I was 12, I won a camera in a traffic safety competition organized by a local newspaper. A bonus prize–lifelong passion–arrived with it.
Lately, I have been focusing more on nature photography, especially smaller details.
We are surrounded by fascinating subjects. In the modern world, we are always in a hurry and hardly ever take the time to contemplate our daily environment, much less to observe the details. I use close-up or macro photography as the means to see these subjects from a new viewpoint.
I love bringing the viewer in with me to experience this new world. There is something magical about seeing the natural world up close: insects, pollen, a drop of water, a branch that has just sprouted, life itself in detail. What was just a blur of color from a distance, in the world of macro photography comes to life in a panoply of shapes, textures, and hues.
Close-up photography is equally entertaining and demanding. There is an endless supply of subjects that can test the skill and technique in photography.
I enjoy the challenge of finding something interesting in the most mundane of subjects. And the challenge of finding that perfect shot, the one that tells a story, resonates with my viewer, elicits a reaction, and most of all, sharing it with others.
I love to be able to let you see and understand the world in an entirely new way.