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Olya Oleinic

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BASED IN PARIS

Olya Oleinic is a visual artist whose work is based in photography.

Since acquiring her art degree at the Royal Academy in the Netherlands in 2014, she has presented her first solo show at Foam, Amsterdam, and participated in a number of group exhibitions worldwide, amongst which Les Rencontres d’Arles, Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn NYC, and Unseen Amsterdam.

Olya’s photographs share a vision unbound by the conventions of an expected aesthetic. Each body of work is rooted in research, each choice considered to be suited its character, then tied together with the tailored, always evolving sense of visual direction.

Her images speak through their confident subtlety, the sensitivity of a personal relationship to her subjects, and reflect an embrace of daily observations amidst the climate of complex and ever-shifting social and cultural matters.

Not only the themes within Olya’s work but also the means and choices of her practice as such are based on the sheer ambition of developing a strong community, one with a sustainable progression and a healthy climate within.

Olya’s work has appeared on the pages of M le Monde, Zeit, Wallpaper*, i-D, Another, Document Journal. Her commissions include Chloé, Maison Margiela, Fred Perry x Raf Simons, Isa Boulder, Hugo Boss, and Apartamento Studios amongst others.

Born and raised in Eastern Europe, Olya currently lives and works in Paris.

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WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Olya Oleinic attempts to define the idea of the ‘viewed-once’ Whatsapp-image, giving us insights into private virtual chats with friends and family.

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M le Monde

M le Monde

Olya creates a portfolio piece for M Le Monde magazine of Le Flérial, a two hectar garden that has been left to nature's control

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Van Moof

Van Moof

A photographic narrative for the Dutch Electric Bikes brand, capturing dynamic, daring and candid characters in a visual journal

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Dior Jewellery

Dior Jewellery

Timid portraits of striking Dior jewellery

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Zeit Magazin

Zeit Magazin

Olya photographs renowned architect Barend Koolhaas for Zeit Magazin

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Wrangler

Wrangler

Wrangler goes back to their roots and welcomes you to the new west with photography by Olya Oleinic & Kyle Weeks

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Wallpaper x Studio van der Zee

Wallpaper x Studio van der Zee

A beautiful diary of the 5 days Olya spent in Tirol, from steep hikes and solitude on mountain Tristner to a story of craftsmanship by Studio van der Zee.

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Muse Magazine

Muse Magazine

Travel to Kyiv through Olya's lens

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Salomon

Salomon

The global campaign of sports equipment brand Salomon through the lens of Olya

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Isa Boulder

Isa Boulder

Softcore is a personal, intimate and luscious exploration of female characters and sexuality

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Profiles

Profiles

Imbued with the serial traits of passport photographs, Olya captures portraits of nineteen (so far) people

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Zeit Magazin

Zeit Magazin

Olya observes and captures the ways body language is used in gestures of greeting, affection and connection between people around the world

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Fred Perry x Raf Simons

Fred Perry x Raf Simons

Olya's visual survey of subcultural currents in collaboration with Kyle Weeks

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Wrangler

Wrangler

A celebration of the female body

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Wrangler

Wrangler

Selection of visuals from some of Olya's campaign images for the jeans company

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Document Journal

Document Journal

An exercise in people watching for Document Journal

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Flos Stories

Flos Stories

For issue 3 of Flos magazine, Olya captures Italian design duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin at Studio Formafantasma

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MyTheresa

MyTheresa

Olya captures all that is a sun-soaked weekend getaway for MyTheresa's exclusive vacation shop

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i-D Magazine

i-D Magazine

Olya's year in pictures for i-D magazine.

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Patta x Nike

Patta x Nike

Olya photographs the latest collaboration between street-inspired fashion brand Patta and Nike

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Glamcult

Glamcult

Olya shoots the cover story and a feature for Glamcult's NURTURE issue

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Glamcult

Glamcult

A fashion story putting Chinese contemporary culture and style at the heart. Olya roams the streets of Hong Kong for Glamcult's 'The Pleasure Issue'

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Badland

Badland

In this editorial for Badland, Olya plays around with old imagined stories, set in a space of childhood and womanhood

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Berlin Portraits

Berlin Portraits

Olya photographs various young Berliners.

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Dream Magazine

Dream Magazine

The Fossils of XXI

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Olya captures moments from her travel to Hong Kong.

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China is a big Moldova

China is a big Moldova

China is a big Moldova is an image-journal Olya made on the occasion of her exhibition 'Made of China' at Foam, Amsterdam.

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