Vasilisa Ganakova is a freelance photographer and art director based in Paris.

Coming to France in 2012 to study photography, she also became curious about graphic design, deciding to pursue studies in art direction. Passionate about contemporary art, design and fashion, she divides her time between still life photography and art direction in photography and video production.

In her photography projects she often uses paper and other materials to create surreal and graphic compositions. She constantly questions the notion of photography and the ways of how image can carry symbols and meanings.

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Armani, Azzaro, Caron, Cîroc, Cointreau, Dior, Gerard Bertrand, Harper’s Bazaar, Hennessy, Hermès, IFM, Kenzo, L’Oréal, MAC, Maison Margiela, Marionnaud, Roger Vivier, Ruinart, Prada etc.

Collaborating Agencies & Studios

Blackballoon, Bonjour Paris, Buröneko, Cakedesign, Ctzar, Gaultier Collette, Immersive Garden, Me, Oficina, Rebellion, Uzik, Ykone


Freelance Photographer & Art Director
Since 2019 / Paris, FR

Art Director @ Bonjour Paris
2017-2019 / Paris, FR

Art Direction Assistant @ Cakedesign
2016 / Paris, FR

Photography Assistant @ Harper’s Bazaar
2014 / Paris, FR


Finalist in Photography @ Prix Jeunes Talents
Agents Associés
2024 / Paris, FR


Art Direction MA @ École de Condé
2015-2017 / Paris, FR

Photograhy BA @ École de Condé
2012-2015 / Paris, FR