Portrait and Documentary Photographer

My name is Victoria Ushkanova I have been a photographer for about 20 years
Photography is my life

Portrait award winner photographer

With exhibition experience 

Available for a photo shoot in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and worldwide


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


Portrait photography of a young woman

Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Portrait of Men

Headshot commissioned by NETFLIX 

Portrait photographer with an art feeling. My picture of a woman with her kids has been shortlisted for this year’s British Journal of Photography for Portrait of Humanity and will be featured in the book. The British Journal of Photography — the world’s oldest and most influential photography titles magazine.

British Journal of Photography

Very excited to share that my portrait of Bo has been shortlisted for this year’s British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity Vol.5 and will be 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.


Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Anna on film 

Anna Driver Dutch actress portrait on medium format

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


Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

NETFLIX Headshots 

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 

Portrait 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. 

Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Portrait of a young man with a pearl necklace

Portrait 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 photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Portrait photos of Cody

Dutch Student

Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Waterfall in Portugal

Fine Art Photography
Published on photo VOGUE

Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Marfa TX

Summer School Marfa with
students with TAAK

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 

Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands

Business portrait and hands

In the continuing series of “portraits and hands” during a business headshot portrait session. Sometimes I ask people to pose for me with their hands and also more openly.

Palms-fingers, speak volumes

Photographer in Amsterdam, a woman with kids, the best of on Photo Vogue Italy, portrait by Victoria.
Portrait photographer, a woman with children Amsterdam Studio.

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 photographer 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 portrait for Netflix, a screenwriter from Europe, a portrait made in Amsterdam

Portraits of creators for NETFLIX

 Amsterdam 2019

Studio photographer in Amsterdam, a young girl with long dark hair
Portrait photograph woman with long, dark hair.

Portrait of a young woman

Made at my home studio in Oosterwold, The Netherlands

 Published on photo Vogue

Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
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

Portrait of artist AiRich-Fana, Bijlmermeer Amsterdam.

Director of photography by @Victoria Ushkanova

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

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

Portrait 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


Portrait photographer Victoria Ushkanova based in the Netherlands
Portrait 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

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: victoriaushkanova.com/photo-shoot-for-netflix

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, 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.