Hi, my name is Anna. I capture love & light and explore humans & plants.
I’m originally from Ukraine and I lived in China for 6 years, completing a Master’s degree in teaching Chinese. In January 2020, right before the pandemic, I came to Bali on holiday and lived there for 3 years. Last year I moved to Lisbon, Portugal.
I have been taking pictures since I was in high school, so it’s been 13 years already. I was young and curious I had an old Nikon and a simple lens. I tried to take some pictures with that and quickly realized that I needed something else and I got a vintage portrait lens – and then my story really began.
For me, photography is not about cameras, lenses and gear – photography is about people and a photographer. The pictures you take are the best reflection of the true you: your values and your philosophy. A camera cannot make a great picture just like a cook cannot cook a better dish just because of a better saucepan.
My values are freedom, love and unity; FREEDOM in everything I do; LOVE to my family, friends and to Mother Nature and to everything I do as well; and UNITY – I truly believe in the power of unity. We can all do a lot on our own, but together we can create a future of hope. I think these values are voiced in every piece of my art.
In 2021, I became an NFT artist as well. I feel really inspired and energized by the changes NFTs are bringing.