Valeriya Vygodnaya Photography

Photographer: Valeriya Vygodnaya

Photographers 2 Michael Rd
Tel: 44(0) 78 0093 5011

Dance, arts and fashion photographer based in London. Works worldwide and from her studio in Chelsea.

Valeriya Vygodnaya is Russian-born photographer who lives and works in London. She studied theatre arts at Russian Academy of Theatre Arts and photography at University of the Arts, London. After finishing her acting career Valeriya worked as a fashion editor of Instyle Russia magazine and as a stylist for various fashion magazines. After moving to London she had a unique chance to explore the treasure of Vogue’s library archive and to study photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Communications.

Valeriya takes inspiration from theatre, ballet and cinematography. While travelling around the world she collects impressions of different movements in contemporary art. Valeriya’s musical and acting backgroud pushes her to explore psychology of the personality on the stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. She treats each shoot as an adventure and experiment, carefully prepared but living a space for a chance and very special “decisive moment”.

Valeriya’s work has been exhibited in London and Saint-Petersburg and her limited edition silver-gelatin prints are held in private collections. In 2011 she teamed up with her friends-photographers and established the concept photography boutique “Double Vie”. Valeriya’s vision to the large extend was influenced by Irving Stone’s book Lust for Life about Vincent Van Gogh.

Tel: + 44(0) 78 0093 5011

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