An internationally published and award winning photo artist from Ukraine now based in New York, USA. I've been into photography since 2009. I've always been a creative person – as a child I was good at painting and crafts. As my passion for art grew I fell in love with photography and started shooting the world around me. As a self-taught I gained all my knowledge and inspiration through social media and online photography communities. A year-and-a-half later, I started creating fine art surrealistic female portraits, which became my preferable genre and a hallmark of my work.
Installations, costumes and Photoshop manipulation help me to embody my fantasies into a finished piece of art. I shoot mostly with old vintage manual lenses like Helios and Petzval. Their imperfections help me be more creative and achieve that dreamy effect.
As a workshop instructor, I have already taught in different countries. I have showcased my work at exhibitions and been published all around the globe. In 2015 I was a lucky winner of Broncolor GenNEXT sponsorship.
I'm a dreamer. Photography is not only what I love and what I do, it’s also a gentle and romantic side of me. It's a reflection of my deep emotions, passion for unknown and craving for beauty. What I’m trying to show is a beautiful image, but also tell a story, convey an idea and play with associations.
My images are fairytale-like, mystic, feminine, fragile and thoughtful. And if you listen carefully my silent pictures will tell a story.
Anya uses Outex to ensure her extraordinary creativity is not encumbered in any way by the elements.