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 thirst to see as much of the world as possible. I am fascinated by community and the universal act of sharing meals, as well as all of the incredible landscapes our planet provides. 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 - Arnold Worldwide - Bon Appétit - Boston Globe Magazine - Boston Magazine - Cape Ann Lifestyle Magazine - Chronicle Books - Cobra Beer - Dylan's Candy Bar - Food52 - Forbes - Good Eggs - Martha Stewart Living - Munchery - The New York Times - Progressive Insurance - Revolver New York - Thrive Market - Union Square Events - WHOA Travel - US National Committee for UN Women 


"The Bar Amá Cookbook"
by Josef Centeno & Betty Hallock // Chronicle Books // 2019
"Pescan" by Abbie Cornish & Jacqueline King // Abrams Books // 2019

 (photo by Carly Otness)

(photo by Carly Otness)