Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands


 Victoria Ushkanova is an independent  portrait and documentary photographer

Based in Amsterdam the Netherlands 

Portrait award winner 

With exhibition experience 

Portrait photographer for personal portraits. My picture of a woman with her kids has been shortlisted this year for the British Journal of Photography.

British Journal of Photography

Portrait of “Bo and her Kids” has been shortlisted for the British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity Vol.5 and featured with other talented photographers in the fifth edition book published by Hoxton Mini Press.

The British Journal of Photography — the world’s oldest and most influential photography titles magazine.

Business  portrait photographer, shoot of the young designer in my studio in Almere

Portrait of a young Designer

Business headshot with a view of identity, portrait of a multi-disciplinary theatre maker who explores feminist themes in her work.
 Actress Headshots, beautiful Eirini in Amsterdam photo studio, photograph by Victoria UShkanova

 Actress Headshots

Eirini in Amsterdam studio 

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Stories of Young

Portrait of a young woman
Founder of the bookstore in Bijlmermeer Amsterdam 2022 

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands


Independent film director 

Vladlena Sandu was born in her Father’s homeland of Ukraine (USSR), Crimea in 1982. After her parents divorced, she moved to her Mother’s hometown of Grozny in the Chechen Republic. She spent six years at war as a child and teenager. In 1998 she immigrated to mainland Russia and received the status of an internally displaced person.

Since the beginning of the war of Russia against Ukraine since March 20, 2022, Vladlena is based and works in Amsterdam / the Netherlands

Women's portrait photographer with artistic view based studio in Amsterdam, a shot of a young woman with a tattoo.


Portrait of a woman with a tattoo

Portrait photo of a young woman with a black dress and red hair photography made in my home studio in Almere


Portrait of a young woman in a black dress

A portrait photograph of a man with a beard on a gray background, the photo shoot took place at the Netflix studio in Amsterdam

Portrait of Men

Headshot commissioned by NETFLIX 

Portrait photo of a young girl and a waterfall, the picture was taken during a vacation in Portugal. Published on photo Vogue

Malina and waterfall

Published on photo VOGUE

Documentary fine art photography, Summer in Portugal. Locals, old people, boys, girls, men and women with babies enjoying the coolness of a waterfall in the woods

Summer in Portugal

locals escape the heat in a forest with a waterfall and a pond 

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands


On January 9th I came back from a trip to Kyiv, Ukraine. I would like to share with you my thoughts and photography from the 10 days of my stay. 

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Oosterwold community 

Fest of Summer

Dogs, children, adults,  music, food, and fun all mixed up in the field of Summer

35 mm film camera 
Published on photo VOGUE

Portrait of Dutch student, pictured by female Dutch photographers Victoria  Ushkanova

Portrait photos of Cody

Dutch Student

The portrait was taken during my interview with students of Fotovakchool Amsterdam.

Waterfall in Portugal

Fine Art Photography
Published on photo VOGUE

A documentary photo portrait of a young boy was taken during an art school in Texas Marfa

Marfa TX

Art  Summer School with the TAAK

student portrait 

Portrait photo of Mother Earth

Mother Earth

Fine Art Photography
Published on photo VOGUE

Portrait photography of a young woman surrounded by children immersed in the yurt life in Almere Netherlands

Woman portrait photography

  Bo is surrounded by children, immersed in the Yurt life in Almere

 Published on photo Vogue

Bo and her kids

Almere Oosterwold The Netherlands

“Coming from both Dutch and Indonesian roots, I feel I never really ‘fit in’ because my blood has different cultures. Living in a yurt, intertwined with all the Elements, me and my children are rooting into the clay in Oosterwold. It is fascinating how connected I feel with this special place.” 

Best Of on photo Vogue 

A documentary photography made in Almere,  a young woman with the horse, was captured next to my photo studio.

Opening the door and seeing two friends

Headshots photography of the two writers during a meeting for Netflix in Amsterdam
Business portraits for Netflix, a screenwriter from Europe, a portrait made in Amsterdam

Portraits of creators
Commissioned by NETFLIX 

 Amsterdam 2019

Portrait a young girl with long dark hair made in photo studio in Amsterdam
Portrait photograph woman with long, dark hair.

Portrait of a young woman

 Oosterwold, The Netherlands

 Published on photo Vogue

Fashion female photographer in Amsterdam, portrait of young boy
Portrait a young man with dark curls photo on a white background
Young man, Portrait photographer in Almere, Victoria

Sam, portrait of a young man

Photoshoot made in my studio Oosterwold Almere

 Published on photo Vogue

Photographer Victoria, portrait of Man from Antarctica.
Portrait photography of a man with his palms.

Portrait of a traveler a man from Antarctica

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
Photography Hands. Sisters and brother, Stories of Young, Amsterdam Bijlmermeer.

Sisters and brother from the project for Stories of Young Amsterdam Bijlmer

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
 Malina reading comics, photo portrait on a medium format film camera.

Malina reading comics

portrait on a medium format film camera

Floris with child surrounded by his garden, Oosterwold the Netherlands photo made on a medium film camera.

Floris with child surrounded by his garden

Oosterwold the Netherlands

My photo work Debbie was presented in an exhibition “Blame The Algorithm” from Der Greif issue 12, guest-edited by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin in 2019. Munich Stadtmuseum ( Münchner Stadtmuseum).

“Blame The Algorithm”

Munich Stadtmuseum ( Münchner Stadtmuseum).

Fund out that my photo artwork Debbie was presented in an exhibition “Blame The Algorithm” from Der Greif issue 12 Guest edited by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin in 2019

Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Anna Drijver, Dutch actress
Photoshoot in studio Oosterwold Almere

Brianna,  boudoir portrait made in 2017 Amsterdam, Oost.
Brianna, boudoir photography portrait  2017 Amsterdam,

  2017 Amsterdam Oost

Photo portrait of Yonatan Trooster made during an advertising campaign for Flirt Creativity agency.

Photo portrait of Yonatan Trooster

Captured for advertising campaign for Flirt Creativity agency.

 Portrait of Sanne Samine, Dutch actress, made  in de Amsterdamse Manege shoot was for UNDERCOVER 2, NETFLIX NL.

 Sanne Samina Hanssen Dutch actress

Photo portrait of my daughter Malina, medium format film photography Bakkum aan zee.

Malina Bakkum, the Netherlands

A feeling of freedom and endless sunny winter wind. The world is changing

Photo portrait of a woman with a cat, medium film photography.

Portrait of a woman with cats 2019

Sofia, headshot of actress photo portrait of a woman.


Viviane with white big dog , in yurt Oosterwold Almere.

Portrait of Vivian in her tyni house
Oosterwold the  Netherlands, 2021 January.

Portrait of artist Ruan Hoffmann in his studio.
 artist Ruan in his dark studio in Amsterdam.

Portrait of the artist Ruan Hoffman

Portrait of Mayaki Kimba, political science, The Black Archives.

For Reed Magazine, Portland, OR/ Portretfotografie van Mayaki Kimba, politicologie, The Black Archives. Voor Reed Magazine, Portland, OR.

Malina portrait of a girl, during sunset.
Professional Photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Anna from Belarus

Article about Victoria Ushkanova, with interview and video from my live performance in 2012 Mmoma Moscow.

Here you can find an interview with me 
also my video from my live performance in 2012 Mmoma Moscow

Portrait of Gijs Blom, Prince Viridian in the film The Letter for the KingIt. Netflix.
Portrait of Gijs Blom, Prince Viridian in the film The Letter for the KingIt seems to me on all these photos the Gijs is absolutely different from sexy man to an almost sickly teenager from the movie “Spider” by David Cronenberg, I can see all these different sides of him. He is great.

Portrait of Gijs Blom, Prince Viridian in the film The Letter for the King

It seems to me on all these photos the Gijs is absolutely different from a sexy man to an almost sickly teenager from the movie “Spider” by David Cronenberg, he can show different sides. He is great.

I had a photo shoot with a dream team of Netflix.

It was fun to work all together, with a stylist, make-up artist and in the background a cameraman with a soundman doing backstage video.


Fiorenza Togna

We were looking for a long time for a portrait session that would really represent ourselves in the most natural and spontaneous way possible.
We are glad we found Victoria, she has a very positive energy and really connects with you.
She is very good at make you comfortable and the final result is great!

Christopher Mack/ NETFLIX

Victoria was amazing!
We hired her to take pictures of some writers we were hosting at Netflix. (Before the Pandemic).
The images came out beautiful.
One of the writers actually commented, “Maybe I do have a face for television!” And I replied, “Only if Victoria is behind the camera.”
Once this pandemic is over, we will definitely use her for future shoots. Thanks again, Victoria. 

Khalil Emede/ NETFLIX

Victoria is hands down one of my favorite photographers to work with.
She is a deep soul, and has an understanding of people’s lines and features in a manner she can make the simplest portrait look like a work of art. When working, she looks for an actual connection with her subjects and strives to capture the light in their eyes.
As Netflix, we worked with Victoria multiple times in Amsterdam and have been always very very pleased with the results, both in full studio days and during events in which gear, times and spaces were limited.
I’d recommend Victoria to anyone who’s looking for an artist who can adapt herself to any situation and can produce top quality work with the simplest of setups.

Marcus Franck

We used Victoria to do portrait photography for our latest collection and are very happy with the results. She fully understood the brief, was great to deal with, and took some really nice photos for us. Can warmly recommend.

Nicole Westbroek/ Actress

Victoria is a true artist and has a vision for balance, light and beauty. She took photos for my acting portfolio and made me feel comfortable and made sure to highlight my best angles. She is really good about capturing a natural moment without making anything too posed. Check out her website for pricing. VERY reasonable. My photos came out beautifully and much better than I could have ever expected. They’ve helped me to book some auditions ;)

Agn Ro/ Artist

Great photographer of artist performances and happenings in nature as well as inside. recommended!

Ik ben Victoria Ushkanova Professionele portretfotograaf.

Gevestigd in Nederland Ik werk in verschillende richtingen van fotografie: portret, documentaire, commercial, lifestyle, mode, architectuur en unit-stilstaande fotografie. Beschikbaar voor opnamen in heel Nederland, België, Europa en wereldwijd.

Fiorenza Togna 

We waren lang op zoek naar een portretsessie die ons echt op een zo natuurlijk en spontaan mogelijke manier zou portretteren.
We zijn blij dat we Victoria hebben gevonden, ze heeft een hele positieve energie en maakt echt contact met je. Ze is erg goed in het je op je gemak stellen en het eindresultaat is geweldig!

Christopher Mack/ Netflix

Victoria was geweldig!
We huurden haar in om foto’s te nemen van een aantal schrijvers die we bij Netflix onderbrachten. (Voor de pandemie).
De foto’s kwamen er prachtig uit.
 Een van de schrijvers zei: “Misschien heb ik wel een gezicht voor televisie!” En ik antwoordde: “Alleen als Victoria achter de camera staat.” Als deze pandemie voorbij is, zullen we haar zeker gebruiken voor toekomstige shoots. Nogmaals bedankt, Victoria. 

Khalil Emede/ NETFLIX 

Victoria is zonder twijfel een van mijn favoriete fotografen om mee samen te werken.
Ze is een diepe ziel, en heeft een begrip van de lijnen en kenmerken van mensen op een manier dat ze het eenvoudigste portret er als een kunstwerk uit kan laten zien. Wanneer ze werkt, zoekt ze naar een echte connectie met haar onderwerpen en streeft ze ernaar om het licht in hun ogen te vangen.
Als Netflix hebben we meerdere keren met Victoria gewerkt in Amsterdam en we zijn altijd zeer tevreden geweest met de resultaten, zowel tijdens volle studiodagen als tijdens evenementen waarbij de uitrusting, tijden en ruimtes beperkt waren.
Ik zou Victoria aanraden aan iedereen die op zoek is naar een artiest die zich kan aanpassen aan elke situatie en topkwaliteit werk kan produceren met de meest eenvoudige setups. 

Available for a photo shoot in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Los Angeles

Dutch Professional Photographer