Portrait documentary and fashion photographer Victoria Ushkanova
Portrait documentary and fashion photographer Victoria Ushkanova

Sam. Portrait of a young man.

Photoshoot made in my studio Oosterwold Almere.
Published on Photo Vogue Italy. 

Malina and her friend running in the rain in Oosterwold, published on Photo Vogue Italia.

Malina and her friend running in the rain

Published on Photo Vogue Italia id=145492#gallery-1-path

Photoshoot with Anna Drijver, Dutch Actress
Black and white portrait of Anna Drijver, Dutch Actress

Portrait of Anna Drijver, Dutch Actress

Photography portrait of Man from Antarctica.
Portretfotografie van een man met zijn handen.

 Portrait of a traveler, a man from Antarctica

 Portret fotografie in studio, jonge vrouw met lang haar.
Portretfotografie vrouw met lang, donker haar.

Portrait of a young woman

Made at my home studio in Oosterwold, The Netherlands.

Portrait of artist AiRich-Fana, Bijlmermeer Amsterdam.

Director of photography by @Victoria Ushkanova

Photography Hands. Sisters and brother, Stories of Young, Amsterdam Bijlmermeer.

Hands sisters and brother from the project for Stories of Young Amsterdam Bijlmer  

Malina de portretfotografie is genomen voor het slapengaan, ik had 10 seconden.

 Malina before bedtime. 

 I saw how beautifully the evening light falls on her face and I asked her to do not to move.
 Child 7 years old…
 I had 10 seconds to capture this image. 

 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).

 Munich Stadtmuseum ( Münchner Stadtmuseum).

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

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

Brianna, portrait made in 2017 Amsterdam Oost/ portretfoto gemaakt in 2017 

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

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

Portrait of Anna Drijver, Dutch actress from tv series Netflix, photoshoot in studio Almere.
Actress headshot, of Anna Drijver, Dutch actress, photoshoot in my studio.

Anna Drijver, Dutch actress, photoshoot in studio Oosterwold Almere 

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

 I was invited as a photographer for a portrait photo session of the main actors:  Anna Drijver, Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap, Sanne Samina Hanssen, during the interview for the new season Undercover 2 NETFLIX.
 more photos:

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. 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.

Anna video portrait 

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 in a studio, Prince Viridian in the film The Letter for the KingIt. Netflix.
An honest portrait of Gijs Blom in a studio, Prince Viridian in the film The Letter for the KingIt. Netflix

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.