Elena Iv-Skaya is a photographer with a rich and magnificently vibrant color palette. She stages her subjects in strong poses, with even stronger contrasts, to bring her perspective and idea of beauty to life. The colors act as amplifiers for the positive energy and strong personalities that are characteristic of Iv-Skaya's works. In the process, the artist blends powerful character representations and carefree summer feelings to create inviting compositions.
Iv-Skaya worked as a model for several years; thus, she has first-hand knowledge of the beauty and fashion industries. Today, she uses her expertise and experience to engage in a dialogue with her subjects, enbling her to bring her ideas to life. She communicates with them eye-to-eye and involves them in the work. As a result, she is able to express the inner grace and strength of women in their own unique way. Each of her works features a new character with their own mystique.
Elena Iv-Skaya was born in Russia and currently lives on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. There, she draws inspiration from the vibrant colors and elegant shapes of nature. The island continuously provides her with ideas for new works. She incorporates tropical elements into her work and often stages her models in front of impressive, paradisiacal backdrops. Blue skies, palm trees, and turquoise waters are, therefore, a constant in her varied portfolio, which invites us to travel to these wonderful places in our minds.