Work Experience

  • 2018 January-Present AIRBNB Photographer, (Prague, Czech Republic): Editorial photography of luxury property, Photoshop editing.
  • 2018 January-Present URBANAUTICA MAGAZINE-Editor In Chief, (Venice, Italy): Publishing articles, Quarterly Content Planning, Overseeing editors, Research, Final edits, Team leading, Grant proposals
  • 2016 April-2017 December URBANAUTICA MAGAZINE-Editor Eastern Europe, (Venice, Italy): Interviewing artists, curators, philosophers, scientists, and educators; publishing articles; translating Russian/English materials.
  • 2015 November-Present Freelance portrait and still life photographer, (Prague, Czech Republic): Commissioned to photograph portraits and compositions by a variety of clients.      
  • 2014 June-2015 May Imagindustries Ltd, Marketing Specialist in Events Production (Hong Kong): Concept Development, Event Styling, On-­site Management, Photography, Videography.                                                                       
  • 2013 August-­2014  August Style By Asia, Editor, (Hong Kong): Writing and publishing articles about Fine Art community and cultural scene in Asia.                                                                         
  • 2011 September-­2015 July Freelance portrait and fashion photographer, (Hong Kong): Commissioned to photograph studio and environmental portraits by a variety of clients.  

Speaking engagements

  • 2017 November  European Month of Photography , conducting photo portfolio reviews, photo contest member of the jury, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2017 October Bucharest Photofest , Lecture "The 5th wave of Russian Emigration", invited speaker at the round table on the issues in documentary photography, invited to conduct photo portfolio reviews, Bucharest, Romania

Curator

  • 2016 November Slideluck, multimedia slideshow event, The Globe, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2015 January Closed Eyes Opened , photography exhibition, collaboration with HK Society for the Blind, Hong Kong

Solo exhibitions

  • 2014 February Insomnia , photo exhibition by Polina Shubkina, MINT Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2012 September Russian Dream , photo exhibition by Polina Shubkina, Artist Residence Gallery, Hong Kong

Group exhibitions

  • 2015 October-December Cliftons Art Prize, multimedia exhibition, Hutchison House, Hong Kong
  • 2015 October 16th Slide Luck Hong Kong, photography show, The White Loft, Hong Kong
  • 2015 July 13th Fifth Annual Exposure Award , photography exhibition, Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
  • 2014 October Ovolo Southside Opening , multimedia art exhibition, Ovolo Hotel, Hong Kong
  • 2013 August Absor[bed] , multimedia exhibition, XXX Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2013 July Boing , multimedia exhibition, OSAGE Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2013 April Silver and Ink , photo exhibition, Bergen Hall, Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • 2013 March Antipasto  , fashion photography exhibition, The Hive, Hong Kong
  • 2012 August Art at the Third Street , group photo exhibition, Artist Residence Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2012 June 4 Corners , group photo exhibition, Culture Club Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2012 February Madness & the City , photography by Clara Forest and Polina Shubkina, Saffron Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2009 June Cultural Parallels, fashion illustration show, USAAA Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2007 August Unknown Prague, multimedia exhibition, Botanical Garden of Teplice, Czech Republic

Selected Publications

Urbanautica Magazine Publications

Education

  • 2014 SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong: MFA Photography
  • 2011 ESMOD, International Establishment of Higher Education in Fashion Design, Paris, France: BA Fashion Design
  • 2009 USAAA, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia: BA Design

                                                       

Internships

  • 2012 June-August Red Dog Studio, Photography Internship,Hong Kong: Photographer Assistant, Marketing research, Social Media Marketing
  • 2010 June-November KENZO, Accessories Design Internship, Paris, France: Materials research, Trends research, Technical drawings
  • 2009 January-April Araldi 1936, Accessory Design Internship, Paris, France: Technical drawings, Prototypes Corrections, Trends research

Skills

  • Art Direction, Creative concept writing, Videography, Fashion illustration
  • Software: Photoshop/Bridge CS6, Lightroom 4, Premiere CS6
  • Camera: 5DMarklll, Nikon D800
  • Lighting Systems: Profoto Acute 2/ProB3, Broncolor Senso A2, Canon Speedlites, Nikon Speedlites
  • Output: Epson Stylus Pro Printers (3885, 7910, 9910)
  • Russian-native, English-full professional proficiency, French-limited working proficiency, Romanian-beginner