A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to photography, and creativity is something that seems to be an endless resource to Ukraine born photographer, Anya Stoyan. Browsing through her portfolio of images, you feel as though you’ve been transposed into all those magical and mythical lands you recall so vividly from your childhood. For Stoyan, who works under the Anita Anti moniker, that’s a major part of what her photography is intended to reveal. Storytelling, of course, comes naturally to the artist, and her command on establishing mood and atmosphere to assist in that becomes more and more evident the further you dig into her collection of portraits.
Anita Anti, who is now based in New York City where she is establishing herself as a commercial and portrait photographer, isn’t afraid to share her techniques. She has taught masterclasses, which you can see some behind the scenes footage from on her YouTube channel. She has even gone so far as conducting one on one Skype sessions for those interested in learning first hand from the artist, in addition to posting an online album, highlighting some of her post-production work, showing before and after shots of some her portraits.