Eva Lanska, artist from United Kingdom. Photo © Courtesy of the artist

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I took my first independent black and white photographs when I was eight years old. I was a real paparazzi at that time. Not one of my classmates could walk past my camera without being photographed.

I persuaded my parents to buy me a camera that took 72 frames out of 36 – a device that was full of surprises but saved a lot of film, which was a luxury at the time. Despite the fact that in my childhood I was actively fond of paints, mainly oils and watercolors, film remained my main tool, and still does, even today.

At the beginning of 2000, I studied in Paris and began to experiment in video art. I created short installations on social topics, but only in 2017 did my work begin to be noticed. One of my short films ended up at the Cannes Film Festival.