Lena Di is a Russian-born portrait, fashion, landscape and fine art photographer based in NYC. Her studio is located on Wall Street, in the Financial District area. She has also traveled to shoot at many locations, locally and globally.
Lena Di has been a professional photographer since 2015, and a lifetime photography hobbyist. Before 2015, she was in the finance industry for 18 years.
Leaving the world of finance and discovering photography has been the most wild and correct decision she has ever made. In these last years Lena Di 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 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 is her life's passion. As Lena Di has said "All my life I felt like I didn't know what I was supposed to do. How am I supposed to live without planting any trees." Now that she has found an outlet for her soul, for these last years, Lena Di has been planting a verdant forest.
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
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.