Hi there! Welcome to my Portfolio page. My name is Aliona, I am a Ukrainian-American artist living and working in San Francisco. I am honored to be a member of Gallery House and See.Me community. Most of my Fine-Art work is based around self-portraits and still-life, just because most of the experiences, memories, and feelings I explore, I wouldn't be able to put into words to explain to another person.
I also do fashion photography. I have my own portfolio page at Vogue Italia: PhotoVogue and I had the pleasure of being published in magazines like Elle Swiss, Marie Claire, Forbes Romania, Femina, Gladys, and others through my clients. I occasionally publish in more edgy and experimental magazines like Dark Beauty, Vulkan, Atlas, Lucire, and Rough with my own editorials featuring young designers who inspire me most.
15 years ago I started my path as a portrait photographer, and even though I changed my country of residence twice since then, worked with dozens of fashion brands, and taken part in many art shows, portraiture still brings me unspeakable joy. I try to show more than a person's appearance, using familiar objects and an interesting wardrobe as catalysts to make a person express their deeper, ultimate self. It's always my privilege to witness a person's first interaction with the resulting portrait - seeing themselves through my eyes.