Photographer Anna Pogossova was born and raised in Moscow, Russia but migrated to Australia in 1994. She went on to study at the UNSW College of Fine Arts in Sydney and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts (BA Hons), majoring in Photomedia.
Anna's unique signature style is an amalgamation of her fine arts background and influences combined with a good dose of pop culture references and always with a sense of humour. She is fascinated by the dialogue between still life and fashion; the way graphic elements, illustrations and still life can be incorporated into fashion stories. Her creative brain never stops ticking and she always tries to work with the personality of a particular object to then construct a mini world around it.
In an interview with PITCH, Anna was asked to sum up her style "It's light hearted, but in some ways I approach image making as a Surrealist might, assuming there is an element of the unseen to everything which can be unlocked, and even the most ordinary things have the potential to become otherworldly... It's a nice way of thinking about everyday objects. It's also a bit funny and absurd and that's the reality of what I do."
Anna is a regular contributor to a number of leading fashion magazines including Oyster, YEN, Museum and 10 Magazine. It is this kind of exposure which has caught the eye of many who have touted her as "one to watch". She had her portrait taken for Belle Magazine's recent 40th Birthday issue as one of the "Next-Gen Photographers" and she has been profiled by a number of publications including Creative Review UK, La Monda Spain, and ROOMS Magazine UK. Another career highlight for Anna was being invited by Vogue Australia to reinterpret iconic jewellery house Cartier's Naturellement exhibition that featured at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, into her own still life shoot.
In addition to her commercial ventures, Anna takes great pride in her personal work and expanding her craft. She has completed art residencies in Iceland and New York, and has been part of a number of exhibitions including XV at Firstdraft, Metarealism at Palmer Art Projects, Still/Life at Sun Studios, H at Gaffa Gallery and Altered States, a group show in the Getty Images Gallery in London. Her personal prints and artworks are also available for sale through Saatchi Art and PitchZine.
Editorial clients include: 10 Magazine, Brace, Elle Australia, Grazia, GQ, Manuscript, Museum, Oyster, Razou, Real Living, Russh, Sunday Magazine, Vice, Vogue Australia, White Paper, YEN
Advertising clients include: 23 Albert St, Becker and Minty, Betts, Brands Exclusive, Canon, City of Sydney, David Jones, Elke Jewellery, Gala Jewellery, HSBC, James St, Magnum Ice Cream, Odd Pears, Penfolds Wine, Police Eyewear, Relative State, Sass and Bide, Sneaking Duck Eyewear, Soles Footwear, Sydney Film Festival, Tempus Two Wines, The Star, Tiger Beer, Westfield Sydney