Antonina Kallaur

Antonina Kallaur

Something you love about your industry?
Instagram is a great platform to share things with people world wide. It is also so easy to use and to make it personal. With Instagram I was capable of connecting with incredible people that I never would have had the chance to meet. I have also had amazing opportunities come form Instagram! I stay connected with my friends and I get a lot of inspiration from it for my art. Instagram has been a very useful tool for me to stay connected and updated with the ongoings of the world as well as helping me develop my personal character.

Something you hate about your industry?
Instagram can become a little addictive. Because it is so accessible at all times I do tend to spend a lot of my time on it when I could be doing other things. There is also the problem of getting too wrapped up in it and taking it all to seriously and letting things get to you when they really shouldn't matter.

What is it about you eating fruits on Instagram?
To be completely honest i've only ever posted a few picture of me eating fruits, I just happen to eat a lot of fruits and I document my life on Instagram, either it be something fun or something really mundane.

How often/much do you edit / re-shoot the photos you take?
I never re-shoot my pictures and I edit them very little with the Instagram tools, I prefer a more "in the moment" and spontaneous aesthetic in my pictures. The pictures I take are just to document certain moments in my life therefore there really is no need to re-shoot or edit them.

Do you go back in your feed and delete earlier posts you don’t like anymore/that don’t “represent” you anymore? 
Yeah I do tend to do that. My tastes and preferences are always changing and changing very fast therefore I usually go back and delete old pictures that I no longer like. Although I do keep my old pictures from my trip to Russia because I am so sentimental about them, I don't want to take them off even if it no longer fits with the rest of my Instagram. I end up doing a little clean up of my pictures when I notice how much things have changed overall and I decide which ones I no longer find interesting. 

Tell us your favourite story connected to one of your tattoos? 
Most of my tattoos are stick and poke, my boyfriends do for me. None of them have any real significance to me, I just do them in the moment, never really thinking about it, just the aesthetic quality of them. Maybe the funniest one would have to be either my Gucci tattoos or the 748 on my arms. I had kiddingly suggested I get a Gucci logo on my arm and somehow ended up getting it right after. Good thing I like Gucci after all. The 748 on the my other arm was just for my boyfriend to try the red ink for the first time. I couldn't think of anything so I just looked at the time and he tattooed it. So as you can see all my tattoos have this sort of nonsensical story to them.

Do you love the (iPhone) camera?
Yeah I really do. I like the sometimes grainy aspect of them and how quick and efficient it is. It's so easy to use and always at my disposal since my phone is on my pretty much all the time. Once the picture is on your phone it's easy to share with everyone after that. The quality of the Iphone camera pictures are becoming better and better with every new model and you've got so many easy tools that can touch up your pictures. What's not to like about the Iphone camera!?

Does it sometimes scare you?
Nah I don't think it's ever scared me. It's such a simple and easy tool that's never disappointed me.

 

Interview by Zsuzsanna Toth

 

Images courtesy of Antonina Kallaur

 

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