My name is Vitalia and I am Sydney-based photographer, originally from Ukraine.
My passion for photography began in my early teenage years when I was given a DSLR camera as a gift. I was instantly obsessed with photography and that obsession has persisted ever since.
I love capturing visual stories and adore bright and uplifting imagery that emphasises the beauty in everything.
I aim to create appealing photographs that emotionally connect a viewer to the image.
I love to spend my free time travelling, hiking, doing yoga, capturing nature and catching up with friends.
The Parrots of Australia
For as long as I can remember, I was always fascinated with nature and wildlife. Once I got my first camera, my main aim was to showcase and appreciate the beauty around us through the images. Photography is a great way to boost appreciation since it motivates people to pay more attention to their surroundings.
The project ‘The Parrots of Australia’ was born when the crisis began, and the pandemic has forced us to reevaluate the value of natural outdoor settings. Since I had plenty of free time on my hands I chose to go out with my camera. Nature was my escape. This kind of routine has helped me enormously to cope with the uncertainty in the world.
My main focus was on photographing the birds; since I find it quite challenging I really wanted to improve my skills. Every time I encounter an amazing bird and manage to get successful image of it, I get super excited. Also, to be able to look at the birds up close in their surroundings and freeze the moment to appreciate it later, was my biggest motivation.
Eat better not less
I have always had a great love for food and cooking, so eventually I added photography to the mix. I love to jump from dark and moody to light and bright, depending on the dish I am photographing.
But I always strive for a mouthwatering image that provokes an appetite.
Healthy eating and conscious choices about my food have always been a part of my lifestyle. I’ve realised that eating better, not less, can benefit many people and that’s how I’ve come up with the project "Eat better not less" and followed that idea through the images.