Olga Pavlova | RU

Hi, I’m Olga, 43 yo portrait photographer from Moscow, RUSSIA. After graduating University of the Arts, London  in 2005 I started my career with biggest magazines, continued with advertising photography and now becoming mom of three creating few personal projects about saving Family memories. Since 2003 I made portraits of Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Tom Stoppard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Roberto Cavalli, Philip Starck, Paul Smith, Steven Tyler, Ruppert Everett, Dolce and Gabbana and dozens of other actors and celebrities all over the world. I did ad campaigns for L’Oreal, Nestle, Samsung, Bosco di Ciliegi, Globus Gourmet, L’Etoile, Sberbank, Castorama and worked for Vogue, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, InStyle and many many others. I took pictures in posh studios and at my own balcony, holding camera with one hand and my third newborn with another. I shooted covers with biggest celebrities and worked for charities as a pro bono photographer.Over hundred years ago my grand-grandfather was running a studio in Moscow taking pictures of celebrities and city views. In the middle of XX century my grandfather was working as camera-man and created most remarkable soviet movies of that time.  I started a project «Your Family Tales» few years ago to help modern families keep warm memories of their daily lives for next hundred years. I supported dozens of charitable foundations as a photographer through special projects or pro bono. Every difficult story can be seen through the lense of pain or hope, and kindness, and support, and life that goes on. I choose hope. My job and my pleasure is just to catch the light, to catch your light so everyone could see it. I know that everyone is beautiful here and now. I’ll show you.