ABOUT ME

Halyna Vitiuk

 Food-Photographer & Visual Artist 

from Odesa, Ukraine

About me and my creativity
 
Hello, I  am Halyna Vitiuk professional food-photographer and visual artist  from Odesa, Ukraine. Today I live temporarily in Romania.

My photos are juicy and colourful, full of creative ideas, positivity and happiness — everything that the any person want to see in their life. However, this topic became the main researching theme in my work after the some tragic events.

I came to photography at the age of 35 from the IT sphere and the world of online sales. I was a sales-manager and part of the team which researched how online users of the trading platform behave, how they choose products. That’s why I started my creative career first of all as product and food-photographer.

When a war began in my native country - Ukraine, which brought much grief, destruction and death, I left for another country, saving my childrens. It was there that I felt for the first time what it was like to be among strangers and lose the familiar world. 

In my youth, I heard one Jewish wisdom: "Focus on good thoughts and all will be good." This is my main motivation in life. Therefore, right now I want to share my creativity, support Ukrainians and other people around the world, create more art projects about faith in the goodness and beauty of the world, and hope for a good future. 

I think that we are what we look at, what we read and what things we surround ourselves with. Photography became a reflection of this experience. My images would make you smile, give that joy you have had in childhood.

My pictures are carefully prepared and always have a surprise element. I have clear and bright style at the same time, with accents and contrasts. Familiar objects captivated with unusual presentation. It lead to slight confusion and create space for imagination. These pop-art tools help to entertain a viewer, create a positive rhythm and grab attention.

My photos are for everyone who today feels the weight of negativity and tension around the world.
CV
 
Halyna Vitiuk (born 1983, Ukraine), photographer

Galigrafiya@gmail.com | http://en.galigrafiya.com/ | +380509879602

Residence: Odesa, Ukraine

Temporarily based in Brasov, Romania

Languages: Ukraine (native), English (intermediate)


**Publications:**

500 px - the leading online network for photographers, publishers winner interview 500px Global  Photography Award.
instagram 500px : January 2021, May 2021, July 2021, june 2022, July 2022, January 2023, march, April 2023.
 
ITALY: PhotoVogue, March 2021, April 2021, June 2021, December 21, March 2022, August 2022, November 2022.

ONE YELAND Curated Photo Gallery:
Picture of the week October 2022,
Photographer of the week October 2022,
Picture of the day November 2022, December 2022,
Photographer of the month November 2022.

*Awards*

2023 - Prize winner, first place in 500px Global Photography Awards in Commercial category.

2023 - Silver & Bronze  winners in category ADVERTISING - FOOD in ONE EYELAND AWARDS.

2023 - Nominations  in Professional Fine Art category  in the 9th Fine Art Photography Awards.

2023 - Silver, Silver winners in Advertising/food PYA PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS

2023 - Silver, Silver winners in Fine art/still life PYA PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS

2023 - Honorable mentions in Fine art/collage & Nature/flowers PYA PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS

2023 - Gold, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Bronze winners
in WORLD’S TOP 10 STILL LIFE PHOTO CONTEST 2022 ONE EYELAND

2023 - RANK #1 UKRAINE’S TOP 10 STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS 202

2023 - Honorable mentions in Nature& FineArt categories in ND AWARD.

2023 - Silver & Bronze winners Advertising category in Budapest International PhotoAward.

2023 - Silver & Bronze winners in Nature category in Budapest International PhotoAward.

2022 - First Place in Advertising category in IPA 2022.

2022 - Honorable Mentions in  Categories: Advertising, Conceptual; Advertising, Food&beverage in IPA 2022.

2022 - Gold winner in European Photography Awards Category Commercial Photography - Food&beverage.

2022 - Silver winner in New York Photography Awards, Food & Beverage category.

2022 - Nomination in Professional Conceptual category  in the 8th Fine Art Photography Awards.

**Education:**

2006 - Odesa Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine, computer networks and systems.

*COURSES:*

2023 - Course of “Photography Projects” in the Kyiv Photography School.

2023 - Course of “Modern Photography” in the Kyiv Photography School.

2019 - Course of professional photography, "Photography school by Alexandr Slyadnev", Odesa, Ukraine;

2018 - Content marketing in Instagram courses by Odessa Instagramming school, Odessa, Ukraine.

**Employment:**

From 2023 - photographer in Cartofisserie S.A. company.

2019 - 2023 - freelancer, photographer;

2008 - 2014 - Yandex.Ukraine , manager of marketplace Ukrainian Yandex.Market;

2006 - 2007 - Kärcher Ukraine, site administration and sales manager.

AWARDS