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 Beauty, Airelles, Azzaro, Caron, Cîroc Vodka, Cointreau, Cottan, Duolab, Duvelleroy, Elementary, Florihana, Harper’s Bazaar, Hennessy, IFM, L’Oréal, MAC Cosmetics, Maison Marcheval, Maison Margiela Fragrances, Marionnaud, Mutti, Roger Vivier, Ruinart, Prada Beauty, YSL Beauty

Collaborating Agencies & Studios

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

Work & Exhibitions

Freelance Photographer & Art Director
Since 2019 / Paris, FR

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

Ecole de Condé Masters Show @ VIA Gallery
2018 / Paris, FR

Art Direction Assistant @ Cake Design
2016 / Paris, FR

Ecole de Condé Bachelors Show @ École de Condé
2015 / Paris, FR

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

Personal Show @ HOLST Gallery
2013 / Perm, RU 


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

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