FAQ
The most frequent questions I got asked and more.
Education
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.

I'm based
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.
technical skills

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.
USING NOW.

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.
USING NOW.

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.

Monitor EIZO

Pen Tablet Wacom Bamboo
LARGE FORMAT & CUSTOM MADE.
Various custom made and modified cameras from 6x9 cm to 20x24 cm.

Some of them were made by Andrey Shurupov
some of them by Sasha Zhuravlev, my husband.
FILM CAMERAS,
MEDIUM FORMAT.
IN USE NOW.

Средний формат:
Pentax 67 ii

Rolleiflex 2.8

Pilot

HAVE BEEN USED BEFORE.

Kiev 60с
Mamyia RB67
Hasselblad 500
Pentax 645
ALL LENSES
IN USE NOW.

AF lenses
Canon 135 2.0L
Sigma Art 50 1.4

Manual lenses
Pentacon lenses, adopted to fit Pentax bayonet by amazing master Andrey Shurupov:
180 2.8
300 4.0
500 5.6

Collection of vintage (end of 19th century - beginning of 20th century ) petzvals, aplanats and anastigmats.

HAVE BEEN USED BEFORE.
Canon 85 1.2
Canon 35 1.4
Canon 70-200 4.0
Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 24-70 2.8

Nikon 85 1.4D
Nikon 180 4.0D
Nikon 50 1.4D

Sigma 24 1.4
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EXHIBITIONS
  • 2004 – personal painting exhibition at Jam-Point gallery, Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2005 – personal painting exhibition at Moo-Moo gallery, Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2005 – personal exhibition of paintings and photographs at Borsalino gallery, Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2005 – personal painting exhibition in Chaplin-Club gallery, Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2007 – personal photo exhibition at Jam Hall gallery, Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2009 – personal painting exhibition at El-Barrio art-cafe, Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2011 – personal photo exhibition Behind the breeze at Foto-wall gallery Russia, Sankt-Petersburg

  • 2011 – Dali International Photography Exhibition, China

  • 2011 – Post Perestroika world-wide photo-exhibition

  • 2012 – personal photo-exposition at Reflections project , Rostov-on-Don

  • 2015 – personal photo-exhibition at Konstantin gallery, France

  • 2015 – personal exhibition at Konstantin gallery, Plovdiv.

  • 2016 – personal photo exhibition at gallery Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza, Spain

  • 2016 – personal photo exhibition at gallery Casa de la imagen, Logroño, Spain

  • 2016 – photo exhibition at Bucharest PhotoFest.

  • 2020 – group photo exhibition at Dorothy Circus Gallery, London & Rome

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SOME INTERVIEWS
Soul Sisters magazine (in Russian)

Spoonful Magazine (in Spanish)

Citizen Brooklin magazine (in English)

«Noticias Magazine» ( in Português)

«Rosphoto» (in Russian)

tknt.pt (em Português)

Photofocus.com (in English)

Art Core Magazine (in Greek)

magicandmusings.com (in English)

All-about-photo.com (in English)

Georgiakoo.com (in English)

Vivernoporto.com (in Portuguese)

Spoonful.es (in Spanish)