Yana Bobrykova

Photographer | set designer

Hello, friend! Now, you’re in my holy of holies! Here is the place where I store all my most precious things! My art, my characters, creatures and monsters. I hope you will love them!


First, a little about me.


♡  My name is Yana, I was born and grew up in Ukraine, but now I living in New York City (USA) already 7 years.

♡  I started my way when I was a child as an artist, then continued my studies with design at the university, now I combine all this experience and takes a pictures in the end.

♡  I have a wonderful family and friends. They all helps me with everything.



Now, I’ll probably tell you more about my art.

♡  I started taking pictures in 2012. I studied simply in practice and watched YouTube tutorials.

♡  On my photographs, I reflect my inner world.  I like to revive fantastic and surrealistic paintings from my imagination.  Each character has his own mission and story that can be unraveled.

♡  I used to make a lot of photoshop manipulations and compositing on the pictures, but now I try to do everything as real as possible. This is harder, but no less interesting.

♡  Each photo project is very important for me, I will never go on the photo shoot, if I have not thought out everything to the smallest detail.

♡  Preparation for the shooting can take from a week to six months.  I do not regret time for a good result.

♡  Almost all my props and costumes are selected / made by me and my assistants.  I always have a drawer of tools, fabrics, cardboard, paints and much more near me.  I adore to create setting.

♡  I do not have a warehouse for suits and props.  After filming, a lot of things have to be disassembled or disposed.  Favorite things are stored in closets and attic.  

♡  Retouching takes up to 10 hours.  For me, working in Photoshop is like jewelry-making, so I’m never in a hurry.

♡ I'm using Nikon full frame camera and 50 mm, 135mm Nikon lenses, LED lamps for lighting.

♡ I take inspiration from everything. Especially from modern artists

♡I do a thorough research, making mood-boards, draw sketches and light scheme before every project.