I am Yana and I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Melbourne. Melbourne feels like home, more than any other place I’ve ever lived in. I am originally from Russia and have moved a total of 10 times, have lived in 5 different countries and on 3 different continents. I believe this gives me a unique perspective as a human being and an artist. I’ve learnt that there is one thing universal to the human experiene: love. Our love for our partners, children, friends, parents, siblings – it is what unites us as a global race. Photographing love in all its forms is what feeds my soul
My 2 little people inspire and teach me something new every day. For the first year of their lives I photographed them every single day. This has gradually strengthened my love for documentary and lifestyle photography.
Inspired by humans and their multidimensional nature I decided to dig deeper drawing attention to the very raw and real, intimate and private, creating emotive imagery displaying honest love and real beauty.
My approach is simple and unique – I love to capture my subjects in their natural state, without pretence. I try to reveal a sense of comfort and intimacy with my subjects, and a recognition that every present moment has to be lived to the full. I love capturing unexpected moments full or raw and real emotions. I would love to work with you to document your story!
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+61 431 694 268
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