Ekaterina Soubbotina is a freelance portrait photographer based in New York City. She earned a bachelor's degree in photography from School of Visual Arts. She's been passionate about photography since she was a little kid. She never liked reading books as a child. She would always look at pictures from fashion magazines she was collecting.
There are so many things I love about photography! First of all, for me, a photograph is a visual record, evidence. It is eternal, unlike our memory. It will never let us forget. I love making photographs rather than taking them. I enjoy the process of creating something that doesn't exist. When I photograph, I'm in the zone. I don't think about anything else but my subject. Doing what you love and making money doing it is being free for me.
I love portraiture. To make a great portrait is challenging. There has to be some sort of connection between a photographer and his subject. And the success of a great portrait lies in the ability of a view to see their connection.
I finished music school and I'm a terrible singer.