Lena Di is a russian-born portrait, fashion and fine art photographer based in NYC. Her studio is located on Wall Street, in Financial District area. She also shoots at various locations, locally and globally.
Lena has been a professional photographer since May 2015, and a photography hobbyist her whole life. Before 2015, she was in finance industry for 18 years. Leaving that world and discovering this new one has been the most wild and correct decision she has ever made. In these last three years, it is safe to say, she has transformed her life completely. Casting aside the shackles of her previous corporate life, which she always found unfulfilling and depressing, and after much soul-searching, coming to terms with her sexuality, she has decided to focus her energy on transforming her passion for photography from a hobby into a career with the primary focus being on female-centered fine art photography. The transition was so quick, she didn’t really have time to think about it, it just happened. She has never been happier doing what she truly loves and passionate about. All my life she thought she doesn’t know what she was supposed to do, how she is supposed to live without planting any trees. Now she just found an outlet where she can truly express herself and make other people happy in the process. Creating beauty, creating memories, living the dream. She learns and studies everyday to perfect what she does. She has never gone to school for photography, she has learned everything herself through an internal fire that keeps burning within her and making her strive to learn more.
“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
– Anaïs Nin