“Just do what you love, search inspiration every day, make sketches, notes, be different and the most importrant- think out of the box!”
PhotoWorld of Tea Jagodic
Tea Jagodic is a 24 year old fine art and commercial photographer, based in Banja Luka, Bosnia. She started back in 2009, and loved it so much that she never stopped. Read on to find out more about Tea and her work.
Tell us about Tea Jagodic and how you got started.
Tea Jagodic (24) is young visual artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina who is in love with art photography and horses. I started way back in 2009. Inspired by photographer Rosie Hardy that I found on the internet and completely fell In love with her work. At that moment, I started to play with Photoshop and myself and here I am now, doing it still today.
Who has helped you in the process of following your dream?
No one helped me through the process, nor any photography school or Photoshop classes. I did it all by myself., I just felt good doing it so I never stopped.
What inspires you?
Life stories, mine and others, people around me. Inspiration is simple to find but of course, there are some times you just don’t have inspiration at all. It’s normal, that’s part of the creative process.
What challenges have you encountered and how have you overcome them?
The biggest challenge for me is to keep getting inspiration without taking a break but it’s really hard. Sometimes you just can’t without that, you can’t force yourself on anything.
What message are you trying to share with your work?
In my works, I talk about life situations, some social topics that are happening in my country and in general. I just want to make people think about issues and situations that we and our city/country are dealing with.
How did you learn to deal with criticism?
Well, I live in a beautiful place but our mentality is weird. I make photoworks mostly with myself as a model and in most of the photos I’m naked but you don’t see anything and the message I’m sending is clear, but that was horrible and disgusting to some people. In the beginning, bad and rude comments bothered me, but today, it just can’t touch me anymore. They just don’t get it and some never will.
Why do you love what you do?
There is no place for philosophy, you just love it or don’t, no reasons included. I love everything about this hobby/job, all good and bad sides of it.
What advice would you give to aspiring artists?
Just do what you love, search inspiration every day, make sketches, notes, be different and the most importrant- think out of the box!