Valya Korabelnikova

Valya Korabelnikova

Photographer, film editor, videographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Valya Korabelnikova

Valya Korabelnikova

Photographer, film editor, videographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Valya Korabelnikova is a portrait and backstage photographer based in London. She has documentary and experimental filmmaking background. In her works she concentrates on seeing the spiritual in the ordinary. She explores how our daily life is connected with our subconscious and dreams, how reality and fiction are inseparable from each other. After 5 years of work on one of the largest international experimental projects DAU by Ilya Khrzhanovsky which included 14 films, 4 series, 1,5 million photographs, visual and audio installations, performances, live concerts, academic conferences, shamanic rituals and more. Among other participants, such artists as Marina Abramovich, Romeo Castellucci, Peter Sellars, Brian Eno, Teodor Currentzis were involved in the project. Valya has experience not only with large scope of work and high standards, but also with conceptual ideas implemented experimentally. In the persistent uniformity and indifference of the modern world, Valya values reflecting what is personal and sincere in every project. Each is a result of a careful choice from a variety of different photographic techniques, rare lenses, and hand-printing techniques, that are selected to reflect the projects' unique nature and atmosphere. website:
  • FIlm photosession
    FIlm photosession3 different film cameras, rare lenses, 4 different films. I’m in love with the result! model @modest_mimoza thanks to for film development and the studio
  • City Demon
    City DemonOne of my main inspirations for these series was Japanese photography of the post-Second World War era. Going through the works of post-war masters, I was deeply moved by their distinct aesthetic: the truthful, yet meticulously thought through shots, raw emotions without drama, controversy without imbalance. For me, the psychologically charged photographs of Shomei Tomatsu, Еikoh Нosoe,Yutaka Takanashi, Takuma Nakahira open a whole new approach to transmitting human emotions in a shot, to the mi
  • Backstage
  • In conversation with Spirits
    In conversation with SpiritsSome new photos from my personal project "In conversation with Spirits". Huge thanks to: brave and genuine model Kate Fauna thoughtful and resourceful set designer Louise Emily Thomas attentive, natty set designer assistant Mavi Curiel and Louise Emily Thomas who hand made (!) over 50 churingas for this project Bethany Jane Malcolm for help on the set Inna Schorr for the location opportunity Sasha Manovceva and Oleksiy Semenyaka for suggestions and advises. More information about the project:
  • Analogue film portraits
    Analogue film portraitsPortraits from last year.
  • Analog film
    Analog filmThis year I'm exploring magic of analog photos.
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Projects credited in
  • Issue 2
    Issue 2We are a magazine that celebrates emerging artists and donates to charity, with each issue supporting a different one. Centring around all types of artists, including illustrators, photographers, writers and more, who tend to focus their time & energy around building an online portfolio, where they aren’t quite established yet or don’t carry the following they genuinely deserve, we offer a genuine platform where artists can collaborate and depend on the idea of being themselves, remain unique a
Work history
    Film editorDeepforest
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Documentary film about tribes and their believes in Amazonia rain forest.
    Executive Producer, photographerZima Magazine
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Executive Producer of media. Photographer. Videographer.
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  • Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Producing
  • Archive Footage
  • Development Producer
  • Photoshop
  • Videography
  • Digital Production
  • Camera Operation
  • Cinematography
    Documentary FilmmakingContemporary Art Institute
     - Moscow, Russia
    Silver BearBerlinale
    Film DAU Natasha I was working as assistant director got this award.
    1st place in Zima photo competitionZima Magazine
    Photos from the photo project "In between of the lockdowns":