im kind of scared now
friends is my life
just bc i have none in real life
Doubtful. I try to stay unnoticed.
wait what what do we go to school with eachother what
Lots of times.
so I know you then?
You wouldnt know me. Just a random person, but you're obviously gorgeous.
ohmygod thank you so much! but you obviously haven’t seen me in person.
YES. Absolutely stunning.
there are two types of crushes:
1. a casual crush, you look at them and you’re like “wow you’re pretty cute i’d like to get to know you better”
2. absolutely, undeniably head over heels oh my god are you fucking kidding me you are perfect wow i’m literally going to rethink every conversation we’ve ever had for the next 9 hours of my life please love me
there is no in between
You are stunning.
Interview with Greta Tuckute
Greta Tuckute (gretatu on Tumblr) is an incredibly talented, young photographer from Denmark. We discovered her profile on Tumblr a little while ago, and since then we’ve been looking forward to interview her.
Tell us a little bit about yourself — what is your personal background in photography? What genre would you fit your work in, fashion, modeling, candid?
My name is Greta, I’ve just turned eighteen and I currently live in Denmark. I’m at my last year of high school, so it would probably be wrong to define myself as a professional photographer – however I’ve been shooting for a lot of years. I remember having my first photoshoot with a model and make-up artist at the age of thirteen. When I look back it seems so early, however it felt completely natural at that point of time. I started experimenting a lot with portraiture and nature-work – since then photography has been my absolutely greatest passion.
Somehow it really caught my attention – hobbies are usually extremely fleeting while you’re young and they start to bore you after a certain amount of time. I actually don’t consider myself as creative at all. I can’t sing, play an instrument, paint, draw, sew or anything like that. Photography was basically my thing, which I was really lucky to realize quite early. Now my main interest is portraits, beauty and travel photography.
Let’s start with the gadgets, what is your equipment? What are your daily tools? Cameras, lenses, flashes, etc. Digital or film?
I shoot with my Canon 5d mrk II, which I absolutely love. It has all the features I need as a photographer. I mostly use 24-70 mm and 50 mm for portraiture and 18-36 mm and 70-200 mm for landscapes and traveling.
I’ve also shot with film a few times, because I really admire photographers who can make absolutely outstanding photos in that way, but digital photography has mainly been my thing. I was born in the digital age.
By watching your work, we can see your focus on the female figure as an inspiration, is there a reason why?
Yes, I mainly shoot females. It’s not a deliberate choice; it’s just what seems most natural to me. I’ve been doing so many various things throughout the past few years: stock photography, HDR, macro, night photography, long exposures and so forth – however I quickly lost interest in a lot of it and felt like moving on to the next step.
To me, portraiture (yes, primarily portraying females) feels like the last step. At least I definitely don’t feel like moving on to something else anymore. Basically it’s what makes me most happy and I’m always really eager about shooting new and interesting portraits! I absolutely love unique features as for instance a dazzling eye-color, freckles or special facial contours.
What is the hardest part about working with professional models?
It is a luxury working with professional models. The hardest part is probably to get an understanding of what we’re striving for at the shoot, but it’s not a problem at all. All the professional models I’ve worked with have been so kind, friendly and talented – we’ve had a great time!
As a young and promising artist, what are your goals? What’s in your crosshairs as a photographer right now?
Right now I just want to improve and develop myself personally and as an artist. I have a lot to learn. Meet new people, try out new ideas and visit new places. I have some interesting shoots coming up. Also, I’d love to shoot for fashion magazines and do bigger campaigns! That would be absolutely fantastic.
Besides that my biggest dream is to experience the world. Jump on the next plane with a backpack containing my camera and travel without any plans or responsibilities. See what the world has to offer and where it might take me.
What is the message of your photography? What are you trying to say with your work?
I’m trying to create work that is vivid, real and unique. It has to have an impact and an atmosphere that fills you with either emotion or memories. For instance my diary from Tanzania and making it to the top of Kilimanjaro (www.gretatu.blogspot.com) is different and more reporting – and far from always portraying a perfect and polished world, that is to say! Also, it fills me with happiness when other young artists contact me because they have found my work inspiring and have led them to take a step further. That’s so important.
Greta Tuckute can also be found on -
- Greta’s Portfolio (www.gretatu.com)
- Flickr (flickr.com/photos/gretatu)
- Behance (behance.net/gretatu)
- DeviantArt (gretatu.deviantart.com)
- Blogspot (gretatu.blogspot.com)