I am a food & lifestyle photographer, whose work is rooted in exploration. My images are inspired by our planet, good light, and curiosity.

Born in the former USSR (now Moldova), my family eventually emigrated, settling in Philly. I have no doubt that my upbringing has lead to my curiosity of other cultures and a desire to see as much of the world as possible. I am fascinated by community and the universal act of sharing meals, whether it be in a tiny kitchen, a gathering of friends, or on a mountain side. I am endlessly inspired by the landscapes our planet provides and the communities and culture formed around those places.

After spending my entire adult life in NYC (with the exception of a few stints in some interesting places), my husband and I relocated to LA. When I’m not shooting, I’m usually climbing, trekking, camping, building something for my home, or cooking with my husband. My heroes are David Lynch, Josef Koudelka, and these majestic creatures. I very much enjoy eating cheeseburgers and hanging out with my dog. I’m usually the first to fall asleep at a New Years party.

Every now and then, I photograph LOVE.

Select Clients / Published

Abrams Books - AFAR - Arnold Worldwide - Bon Appétit - Boston Globe Magazine - Boston Magazine - Condé Nast Traveler - Cape Ann Lifestyle Magazine - Chronicle Books - Cobra Beer- Food52 - Forbes - Good Eggs - LA Times - Martha Stewart Living - Munchery - The New York Times - Progressive Insurance - Revolver New York - Thrive Market - Union Square Events - Vogue Magazine - WHOA Travel - US National Committee for UN Women 

Cookbooks

“Institute of Domestic Technology Cookbook” by Joseph Shuldiner // Chronicle Books // 2020
"Amá: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen"
by Josef Centeno & Betty Hallock // Chronicle Books // 2019
"Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook" by Abbie Cornish & Jacqueline King // Abrams Books // 2019

Interviews

Voyage LA
Shutterstock - 7 Artists on Using Strong Shadows in Photography

(photo by Carly Otness)

(photo by Carly Otness)