Elina is a multidisciplinary visual artist and hands-on creator with 15 years of experience as a photographer, moving image director and visual and conceptual thinker.
Elina has worked in a broad range of photography genres: from the battlefields of daily journalism and into the glamour of fashion; from the adrenalin of music photography and into car test-drives for Top Gear magazine; from sophisticated interior and architecture shoots to Dove UK National Campaign for Real Women and TIGI.
As for education, Elina has a master’s degree in fashion photography from London College of Fashion (University of Arts London) and a BA degree in audio-visual media from Baltic Film and Media School (Tallinn University).
In 2019 Elina was awarded an associate distinction in the Royal Photographic Society. Her work has been exhibited in London, Sydney (NSW Parliament House), Birmingham (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) and Tallinn. Her work was nominated for Fine Art Photography Awards 2018 in Fine Art Professional Category. Her photo “River Traffic” has won a Great Art Prize, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Head On Landscape Prize 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
Photography: digital photography, polaroid photography, digital post-production, Adobe Photoshop, interior photography, fashion photography, portraits, automotive photography, press photography, music/gig photography, studio lighting, photography theory.
Media: videography, scriptwriting, producing, music video production, set design, props building, graphic design, social media content creating, reality TV show concept and production, Adobe Premiere.
Extra: art history, project development, colour theory, journalism, painting, drawing, sculpture, tour management, stage design, English, Estonian and Russian languages,
MA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
University of Arts London
London College of Fashion
2012 - 2014
Project management, conceptualization, post-production, studio and location lighting, photographic art theory.
BA AUDIO-VISUAL MEDIA
Baltic Film and Media School
2008 - 2012
Camerawork, commercial production, music videos, directing, editing, script-writing, short film, news, TV shows, media theory, Adobe Creative software.