Ieva Blaževičiūtė is a fashion and portrait photographer born in Lithuania, currently based in London. Ieva first moved abroad at the age of 17 when she moved to Italy to study at an international school and she has been traveling and living abroad ever since. At the moment, she works at Vice UK as a graphic designer, runs a project called 'Gloomy Business' where she combines her love for illustration and photography and of course she takes photos.
Her photography, as mentioned before, is mostly portraiture and fashion. Ieva likes to capture something more than just a pretty face, so few years back she even did a project called 'I dream here too' which was about shooting people thinking about their biggest dreams. Her work has been published in magazines like C-heads magazine, i-D Nederland, Blanc magazine, New York Magazine: The Cut… Ieva is simply one of those people who love to experience and explore, are super nice and don’t take things for granted, oh and she is also one of those people that will make you look good on a photograph.
Please explain yourself….
My name is Ieva Blazeviciute and I am a Lithuanian graphic designer, photographer and sometimes an illustrator, currently based in London.
What did you eat for breakfast?
Do you make money with your profession, or you have to do something else to support yourself and do all that you do and what we know you about on ‘the side’?
I work full-time as a graphic designer and photographer, although at the moment photography is more of a hobby. My work really fluctuates between different media. I’ve been agonizing for a while, trying to choose one thing, but eventually it depends on what project I am working on and that’s the best thing about my job.
What did you want to be growing up?
Astronomer and artist were the two main ones that kept swapping places. There was also a long period of confusion later on, because I was relatively good at all of the subjects at school and everyone viewed choosing art as a waste of my talent. Even so, I think deep inside I was always sure that I will be doing arts, it was just a matter of choosing the right field.
What do you think you will be doing in your 80’s?
Same as now, exploring the world in different ways.
Your favorite city?
At the moment it’s a tie between London and Tokyo.
Your favorite word?
The most obnoxious celebrity?
I only try to focus on inspiring and interesting people.
What do you secretly fantasize about?
If the creatures that I draw actually live a life of their own when I’m done with drawing them.
Snufkin from the Moomins.
Silk or leather?
Leather (morals & vegetarianism aside)
Do you believe in love?
Yes. It is a different thing for everyone though.
Do you care about politics?
I went to an international school, so naturally I care about everyone’s well-being and that involves politics.
What eye color do you find sexiest?
It’s not the colour, it’s the expression in it.
Your favorite adult as a child?
Parents and grandparents, I guess. I was a simple and happy child, only cared about drawing and playing with my brother.
Most embarrassing moment from your school years?
I often say embarrassing things, but the most embarrassing one was probably when my school friend showed me a photo of someone and I asked who that man was. That person was my friend’s sister…
Pirates or ninjas? Why?
Ninjas. I have recently been travelling in Japan and my friend took me to one of the places where it is claimed that a particular group of ninjas was training back in the day. It was a dark and rainy forest with a very strange aura. One of the most memorable moments from the whole trip.
If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?
I would probably get a cat of some sort, but I’m moving around and travelling too often to own a pet.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?