I graduated Moscow Architectural University. As a photographer I'm self-educated except several lessons on analogue photography and alternative processes I took from Mikhail Burlatskiy, Arthur Ionauskas, Aleksandr Posledov, Ivan Kulikov.
In Porto, Portugal. My husband Aleksandr Zhuravlev and I moved to Portugal in 2012. Before we were living in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Past and present experiences
Modeling, design, video post production and editing, tattooing, oil painting and ink drawing, stitching, digital and analogue photography, retouching, tutoring.
ANKA ZHURAVLEVA. CAMERAS AND EQUIPMENT.
My cameras, lenses and other tools.
Being a true technology geek, I can tell a lot about lenses and how they affect the character of the image.
I love experimenting with equipment.
I have an idea that cameras and lenses for a photographer are like paints, pencils and canvas for a painter.
No doubts that one can create a masterpiece with mobile camera but sometime to achieve a particular goal you need to tailor your equipment depending on your needs.
I used to have Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Pentacon, etc. and dozens of various lenses. They all have their own specific.
To the moment my main digital camera is Sony A7iii.
LIST OF MY EQUIPMENT.
DIGITAL CAMERAS, full frame.
Sony A7 iii Nikon DF Canon 135 2.0L Sigma Art 50 1.4
HAVE BEEN USED BEFORE.
Canon 5d mark 2 Canon 5d mark 3 Canon 5DSR
FILM CAMERAS, 35 mm.
Canon 5 Nikon fm3a Olympus MJU
HAVE BEEN USED BEFORE. Zenit, Lomo diana, Zorkiy, Kiev, Olympus Pen.
SOFTWARE & HARDWARE
MAC OS programs - Photoshop & Lightroom (subscription).
IOS apps - VSCOcam, RNI films, SnapSeed.
Pen Tablet Wacom Bamboo
LARGE FORMAT & CUSTOM MADE.
Various custom made and modified cameras from 6x9 cm to 20x24 cm.