ELENA IV-SKAYA Born 1977, lives and works in Reunion Island

Beauty, elegance and fierce attitude defines Reunion Island-based fashion photographer Elena Iv-Skaya’s eye-catching work. Originally from Russia, Elena worked as a model before stepping behind the lens to explore her own creative vision. As a photographer she is inspired by the models she works with, pop culture, fashion photographers such as Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon and the bold expressive color palettes of artists such as Matisse and Hockney. “My muse is feminine,” she says. Striking a balance between high-fashion and graphic art, her various collections are difficult to distinguish from the industry’s most famous brand campaigns and large magazine editorials. The female subjects in her photos, situated in a minimalist and stylish world, play freely in front of the camera and are accompanied by intense colored backgrounds and strong attitudes.

Striking a balance between high-fashion and graphic art, Iv-Skaya's various collections are difficult to distinguish from the industry's most famous brand campaigns and large magazine editorials.
Selected Works