DnaEuropeFive minutes with Dina Oganova

I think a lot of people and a lot of things inspired me and will inspire all the time, because without it…its impossible to be.

Georgian,documentary photographer working on a personal, long term projects mostly in Georgia and Post Soviet Countries ,freelancer .

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I´m Dina Oganova (Aka DIKARKA) what means “wild girl” in Russian.. Freelance documentary photographer .
I was born and grew up in Tbilisi / Georgia (Former USSR) Its amazing country with amazing people around. Im 26 and im ill with photography .

Dikarka Self

How did you get interested in photography?

I always have very boring answer to this question. Since my childhood I always wanted to be a film director, even when I finished school I moved to Russia to study there, but something change and I had to come back in Georgia. Absolutely by chance I met my first teacher Yuri Mechitov ( He is very famous photographer in old USSR Countries. He was a student and private photographer of famous film director Sergey Parajanov) and after that my life changes. I realized that photography have some magic and was totally in love with it and still continue to do it.

Have any artist/photographer inspired your art?

I think a lot of people and a lot of things inspired me and will inspire all the time, because without it…its impossible to be.
When I seeing Andrei Tarkovsky’s movies ,when Im reading Dostoevsky, when Im looking at Vermeer- Modigliani’s paintings, when Im with my people, I want to do, I want to do something more when Im doing now and its super feeling.

01

Could you please tell us anything about your technique and creating process?

It depends what u are interesting of …Technique….I always use nature light. I love film, but its very expansive and even in Georgia u cant find it anymore, that’s why its big problem for me , my friends brings it for me from other countries or when im abroad im buying it. But I also take digital. It depends on the project, it depends on mood ,I always try to change something.
Sometimes I don’t want to go out, im sitting at home reading or watching something and immediately something changes in u. U understand that u have to go out because some frame are looking for u and u have to meet it and when its “done” I always make fun of it and saying “Taken with love”. Its very strange and I really cant explain with words..U have to be in love.

Describe your ideal photographic situation

Interesting question. I never think about ideal situation, because I have no idea what “ideal” mean. At this moment will be very simple..Morning sun and all my lovely people around.

How much preparation do you put into taking a photography?

Its up to project and my personal feelings…Sometimes I need some hours, sometimes one day and sometimes I need a lot of months . If I’ll speak about my last project in which Im working now…it was more than one year.

02

What’s your useable-to-unusable ratio when you review images from a shoot?

I never delete something, im just “sending” them to archive, because sometimes u can find amazing photos after years.

What quick advice do you have for someone who wants to improve his or her photography skills?

Read a lot of books and not only about photography, watch a lot movies, listen music, spend time with people u are interesting of, travel a lot . Look to classic photographers works all the time, watch what new interesting young generation photographers are doing and never, never try to meet your favorite photographer and just be in Love!.

03

From time to time many photographers find themselves in a creative rut or uninspired to shoot. Does this ever happen to you and if so how do you overcome these phases?

Maybe im too young now for it, to have such “problems”.

What future plans do you have? What projects would you like to accomplish?

Im doing handmade books with limited addition of my last project about new generation in Georgia “My Place” and  working now on a very serious, sensitive and hard project .
I really have no idea when I’ll finish it… its very important for me and for my main characters ,that’s why at this moment ,this is the only one project about what my mind can think but one day ( hope it will come )) ) I want to do project about my family, my personal project, but now im not ready for it ,I don’t want people to know my story. [Official Website]

04

05

One comment

  • janssens serge

    Jun 25, 2014 at 21:53

    Dommage que le reportage est court ,car Dina démontre sur peu d’images un talent affirmer ! Serge

Comments are closed.

Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION

EACH MONTH, THE MOST VALUED PROJECT WILL RECEIVE AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION IN OUR GALLERY.

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

PHOTO: © VICKY MARTIN
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Landscape-and-Nature-dPS-Photography-Course-300x250-1.jpg

Landscape & nature photography is one of the most challenging genres and disciplines to learn, and the costs of getting it wrong can be disappointing

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/banner-300.jpg

Call For Entries #18 | After 17 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

RELATED STORIES
Valerie Decleer; Lucent cutaneous coverings – hungry for skin

ConceptEuropeValerie Decleer; Lucent cutaneous coverings – hungry for skin

The short movie, Fly in the ointment, directed by Peter Collins engaged me to make a series of photographs in which questions raise regarding the presence or absence of human touch in our lives. 
Photo manipulation by Sulaiman Almawash

AsiaConceptFeaturedPhoto manipulation by Sulaiman Almawash

Photo manipulation is a mix of photography and graphic design. Combining lot of elements and create an unique image. It requires lot of creative skills, is a great source for inspiration and its always great fun and joy when you work on particular concept.
Detachment by Nicolas Dhervillers

ConceptEuropeDetachment by Nicolas Dhervillers

In Detachment, the new photographic series by Nicolas Dhervillers, nature is frozen, cloaked in frosty white. Roads lead to the unknown or disappear round sharp bends. Forests resemble jungles.
A light leads to another by Momoi Atsushi

AsiaConceptA light leads to another by Momoi Atsushi

In this work, I've been inspired by my personal experience that some fragmentary memories are recalled irrelevantly, indeed it happens to all of us.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/instagram.jpg
Eroticism & art; Tantalus by Terence Bogue

B&WFeaturedNudeOceaniaEroticism & art; Tantalus by Terence Bogue

Whatever the version, he has given us the English word Tantalise - the embodiment of promise, flirtation or eroticism - just out of reach?I am drawn to the way B&W Photography conveys these tantalising glimpses. Glimpses that take on their own life in ways that enable each individual the freedom of their own unique interpretation.
Dimensions : Amorfo by Žilvinas Kropas & Guillermo Alvarez

AmericaB&WConceptEuropeDimensions : Amorfo by Žilvinas Kropas & Guillermo Alvarez

The essential feature of photography is to capture and reflect a reality in which the dimensions of space, time, authentic being, of mind and feelings are equally prominent, linking in an easily discernible way all those in the area: photographer, viewer, environment, its it’s details and other members involved in it.
TRENDING STORIES
Travel Photography; Kashgar, China story by Florian Ritter

EuropeStoryTravel Photography; Kashgar, China story by Florian Ritter

I have travelled through many place in China, from far east to the north but have mostly found half developed cities, with not much culture left. I have this romanised phantasy about China
The Last Days of Art by Raju Peddada

DodhersThe Last Days of Art by Raju Peddada

Art Shay, the master visual diarist of America, passed away exactly a year ago. His gargantuan library of photographs, almost two million, were sifted once again, by his indefatigable and loyal archivist: Ms. Erica DeGlopper, for some unpublished masterpieces.
The Great Exodus by Mushfiqul Alam

AsiaB&WStoryThe Great Exodus by Mushfiqul Alam

Rohingya people, one of the persecuted minorities in the world, recently become victim of ethnic cleansing mayhem led by Myanmar’s armed forces from last several decades.
Kushti, the noble art by Marcello Perino

EuropeStoryKushti, the noble art by Marcello Perino

Kushti is a form of wrestling practiced in india, it's not just a sport actually, it's a lifestyle made up of strict rules which allow to earn a pure and noble living. Wrestlers live and train together followed by a guru who is also their spiritual guide.
Nikel -The Lost Element by Aleksey Ivanov

EuropeStoryNikel -The Lost Element by Aleksey Ivanov

The town of Nikel is one of the numerous single-industry towns in modern Russia. It is located in the North-Western part of the Kola Peninsula, 123 km North-West of Murmansk and a few kilometers from the Norwegian border.
In my lucid dream by Byoung Ho Rhee

AsiaB&WConceptIn my lucid dream by Byoung Ho Rhee

Almost everyday I made a lucid dream full of uncosiousness , at which I found myself turned into biological equivalents psychological as well.
Rebirth

StoryRebirth

“Rebirth” is a philosophical story of human desire for transcendence and a Faustian dream of achieving immortality through creation at a symbolic level. It is a story of the cycle of life
Tokyo desu by Venelina Preininger

B&WCityTokyo desu by Venelina Preininger

Tokyo is known as the place where Westerners feel 'lost in translation'. Here, all is in the air, it happens between the lines and won't be found on the surface. Everything changes, transforms yet goes back to its previous form and state in seconds.
BotaniKa: Climatic change by Gerardo Stübing

BioEuropeBotaniKa: Climatic change by Gerardo Stübing

"BotaniKa: Climatic change” I claim an allegory about climate change and one of its main consequences, the desertification of ecosystems that threatens to destroy a large part of their biodiversity.
FEATURED STORIES
Wildlife photography; Land of Giants by Will Burrard-Lucas

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedWildlife photography; Land of Giants by Will Burrard-Lucas

These photographs are part of a larger series documenting the elephants of Tsavo and the work of Tsavo Trust. The full series is published in a new book titled “Land of Giants”.
Under the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

AmericaB&WConceptFeaturedUnder the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

Surreal, refined, disturbing: Roger Ballen has made a name for himself with his special eye for what is usually considered minor or outside, yet is nevertheless profound and touching.
Intimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedIntimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

Behind Glass is a collection of photographs made in monkey houses of small zoos throughout Europe. Anne Berry is recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals.
Fictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

ConceptEuropeFeaturedFictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

Birth Undisturbed is a fictional narrative photography series by Natalie Lennard, that brings scenes of natural childbirth into cinematic fine-art tableaux.
Japanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

AsiaFeaturedStoryJapanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

Japanese Aquariums is a journey into some of my oldest, most treasured childhood memories. Whenever I visited my grandparents in the small, northern Japanese city of Otaru, my grandfather, a high school teacher and an enormous influence in my life, would take me to the aquarium.
Greenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

Greenland became politically independent from Denmark in 1979 and is slowly getting on the path to economic independency. The ‘ice country’ is currently facing the consequences of climate change.
Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotIntimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

It is a declaration of love by Giuseppe Cardoni, but also by an Italian region, Umbria, which has always hosted the most important jazz festivals and where the author took most of his photographs.
Guatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

EuropeFeaturedStoryGuatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

Until the corn Grows Back; Lys Arango’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Criminal violence in Central America was something that happened very far away and that explained, according to the media, the gigantic caravans of migrants that from 2017 began to travel thousands of kilometres to reach the United States
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/getty-images.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/black-eye.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Edelman-Gallery.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Medium.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Opiom.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Filter-Photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/head-on.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-independent.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/lagos-photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/gtb.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/in-focus.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/image-rights.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/riga.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/BGD.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICP.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Mifa.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/miami.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/viewbug.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/OFF.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/KLPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/rotterdam.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-Nola.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/clampart.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/dripbook.png
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd