Jovana Rikalo is a fine art and portrait photographer based in Novi Sad, Serbia. We, at Curious Doodle, had a really special honor to talk with this talented artist whose gift is to capture emotion and story filled with magic. Photo manipulation takes a big part in her masterpieces, it helped her to convey her visions and dreams. Surreal landscapes and magical beauties are one in Jovana’s portraits – mesmerizing fairytales. Focused on emotions, she created a series of photographs where she is telling how to love yourself and be yourself, how to deal with fears and anxiety. The whole idea of perfectly freezing special moments and feelings pushes her to take risks, get creative and learn as much as she can about the art of photo editing. Inspired by dreams, life, and nature, Jovana enjoys traveling and looking for places where she can capture the beauty of our planet and to tell and share with us her stories. In our gallery, you’ll have just a glimpse from her otherworldly portfolio, so be sure to visit her Instagram Page, Stocksy, Behance and website where you can find more of her breathtaking art and contact information. Also, Jovana has a YouTube Channel where you can see a lot of behind the scenes videos and much more. Now, we present you magnificent seven questions for our magnificent artist.
Your style is already very recognizable and unique, so how do you feel about that and what are your thoughts and motives on going forward and still improving yourself and doing it every time even more gorgeous?
“Even when I was at the beginning of my photographing career, I asked myself that every next shot would be better than the previous one…”
“I’m always trying hard and I’m contemplating my ideas – I write, I keep logs and plenty of planning and effort are behind all the projects. I always carry a notebook with my considered ideas if there is a lack of inspiration.”
Did you go to art school?
“No, I studied law and in the second year, I discovered a love for photography. I am a self-taught photographer and I learned almost everything about photography through YouTube and various online tutorials.”
Is it hard to make a career as a fine art photographer?
“Fine art photography is different from other types of photography, it is quite distinctive, and people have divided ideas about fine art because it is something new and unique…”
“I don’t think it’s difficult if you are completely committed and have a clear goal and know what you want. In the end, you always get a reward.”