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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Maison Margiela, Armani, Prada, Caron, MAC Cosmetics, Cîroc Vodka, Cointreau, Roger Vivier, IFM, Harper’s Bazaar, Hennessy etc.


UZIK, Bonjour Paris, Ykone, Immersive Garden, Gaultier Collette, Buröneko, Blackballoon, Cakedesign etc.

Work & Exhibitions

Freelance Photographer & Art Director
Since 2019 / Paris, FR

Freelance Art Director & Photographer @UZIK
Since 2021 / 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