The Heroine’s Journey of Tania Ruda

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love seeing honest emotions and the real life behind a beauty of staged picture. Laughter, tears, happiness, love… moments, when you are who you are, with your dreams, thoughts and feelings. It’s so important for everyone to create memories of such moments. I help people to do that, and it makes me happy.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

To be happy here and now, to do what you like and to have a lot of plans for the future. It’s really very important for me.

What is my greatest fear?

Most of all I’m afraid for the health of my loved ones.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Too often I get into futile arguments

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

A lot of people, I could write a long list with them. I can name two photographers who work in family documentary style. They are Julia Erz and Rowena Meadows. .

What is my greatest extravagance?

I completely dedicate myself to my art and spend a lot of energy on it. Fortunately, I have enough “batteries” for that. My beloved family is always my source of strength, smiles and inspiration.

On what occasion would I lie?

To avoid someone’s death

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Sometimes it’s very hard for me to compromise

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Nothing is more important than seeing happy eyes looking at my photos.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would straighten my fingers They are slightly curved.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Well, my greatest achievement is that I finally started doing photography! It always seemed too hard for me.

Where would I most like to live?

Near the ocean.

What is my most treasured possession?

Things are not important for me, I value people.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Red hair.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

My home.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

My home

What books influenced my life and how?

The Kaidash Family by Ivan Nechuy-Levytsky. I would love to photograph this family ).

I also like:

Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian

«S.N.U.F.F.» by Victor Pelevin

Who are my favorite writers?

Victor Pelevin, Boris Vian

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Sunset Sunrise. Grace Jones

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

James Bond

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My loved ones. I honestly admire them.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Sayat-Nova by Sergei Parajanov

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art is my life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My beloved husband.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017?

I’d like to work with families that enjoy every minute spent together. Would be great if every family was like this.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?

It would be a long list )

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?

Little Adults – it’s a project about strength of the spirit and motivation of children professionally engaged in sports.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Passion is something that moves you and gives you wings. Hope mine is never going to retire.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Наталия Лелюх, Irina Tsukanova

How can you contact me?


To contact my band:

Just call me )


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