I am a Los Angeles-based commercial beauty photographer and retouching artist. I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and fell in love with photography after investing many years into a different career. I went to Australia to study Commercial Photography at the International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) when I was already 29 with a higher education and almost a decade in Finance. Since then I have been fortunate to fill my life with visual arts and lots of new friends and madly talented creative people.
Today I live and work in Los Angeles, California and, besides being in love with Beauty photography more than ever, I am also very interested in fitness – I hike, I bike and am trying to learn to surf as well. I have also been always interested in personal development and hacking my way out of bad habits and creating new routines that help me become a better artist and human being.
I have created this website to push myself to write more, shoot more and analyze my work more, because that is the ultimate way to improve my skills, develop my taste and take my art to the next level.
Join me in my journey. If you are like me, I am sure we will become good friends and enjoy our virtual friendship 🙂
My photography and retouching clients include:
Urban Decay of L’Oreal, Tatcha, Melt Cosmetics, Sunday Riley, Smashbox Cosmetics & GlamGlow of Estée Lauder, Hourglass Cosmetics, Dr. Brandt Skincare, Anastasia Beverly Hills (retouching), NEUTROGENA, Dose of Colors, and many more.
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LONG STORY SHORT
Quit everything and went to Australia to study Commercial Photography.
WHAT I LOVE TO DO
Besides the fun things I also am a recovering workaholic and here are some of the projects that I started and was fortunate enough to have great teams help me grow them:
Retouching Academy Founder & Editor-in-Chief: Retouching Academy
I wrote a lot on Beauty Photography for Fstoppers: Julia’s Articles