Photographer of the Day: Mindo Cikanavicius

ADC Member loves the cinematic aesthetic of photography

August is winding down, but it’s still Photography Month here on the ADC blog. We are featuring a different photographer every day of the month. Some are seasoned professionals, some are young up and comers, and some are just amateur shutterbugs taking snapshots on the side. One thing they have in common: they are all ADC Members, part of our globe-spanning creative community. We hope that you enjoy their work as much as they love creating it!

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How old were you when you took an interest in photography, and when did it become more than an interest?

I became fascinated with photography when I was 14. I was so curious about the process and often immersed myself in learning darkroom tricks instead of doing homework for school – which ended in bad grades but evolved to a professional career years later.

What do you love most about photography as an artform?

I love being in different places and locations, and the process involved in creating photographs. I also enjoy the collaborative aspect of image making.

What is your favorite thing to shoot?

A lot of my work is often conceptual, portraiture and fashion. I like to construct ideas in my head – in a cinematic and dramatic sense, with a twist of humour.

I am often inspired by cinema, and feel that story-based moments suits my style of photography the most.

“I like to construct ideas in my head – in a cinematic and dramatic sense, with a twist of humour.”

What is your favorite piece of equipment?


Which person most inspires your photographic passion? Which professional photographers do you look up to?

I admire the works of Ervin Olaf, Gregory Crewdson and Steven Klein to name a few. I am attracted to their aesthetics of image making.