Photoartist Anita Anti On Her Photography, Her Personal Style, and the Color Blue

Anita Anti, Anya,

When you look at this #GlamhiveGirl’s Instagram, you will feel like you’re transported to a surrealist fantasy world where the world is softer, nature is more vibrant, and everything is tinted with blue. This photoartist and fashion lover is definitely one-of-a-kind with her unique style of photography and her long blue hair reminiscent of Katy Perry and Sailor Moon.

We asked this budding New York photographer, who’s originally from Ukraine, about her photography, when her interest in fashion first started, and why she’s so passionate about the color blue.


Anita Anti


Q&A with Anita Anti (a.k.a. Anya)

You obviously have a strong connection to the color blue. What does it mean to you? Why are you so passionate about it?

It’s just a color I like. Maybe it creates that melancholic, dark and dreamy mood I’m into. [It’s hard] to explain the reason you pick a favorite color.


You call yourself a photoartist. Can you describe to us what that means and how would you describe your style of photography?

My love for fashion is just a hobby. I’m a professional photographer and retoucher. But I’m not just a photographer who just pushes the button and makes images with people. Each photograph is like a finished painting or a piece of art. I do surrealistic female portraits mostly. I search for models, locations, and create props and costumes, then do a lot of post-production and photo manipulations.


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You’re from Ukraine but you’re based in New York. In what ways are they different in terms of how people consume or relate to art and/or fashion?

People in the U.S. are more open to that, especially in New York. I think that’s because of overall welfare and prosperity. [New Yorkers] can afford more and think about [luxurious] things in life like art and fashion.


When did you first get interested in fashion?

As a kid, my mom used to dress me up like a doll where every piece was matching by color and style. Then I was a tomboy when I was a teenager. But my own passion for style started around 8 years ago. I began to earn some pocket money and pick clothes myself, and the market of clothes grew up too. I remember when I was 17, it was almost impossible to get Converse shoes in Ukraine. I also figured out how I can order things I like online.


How would you describe your sense of style?

Hard to say, it’s a huge mix of different styles. It’s dark and edgy influenced by my love for rock music, but at the same time it can be girly and dreamy.


What projects of yours can we look forward to in the next year?

I just hope to never stop doing what I do and to always improve.


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