ÉLAN LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
Compelling art starts with élan - focused passion and enthusiasm.
A producer, writer and photographer, Andriana began as a fine art painter.
Growing up in several countries and traveling extensively ignited her appreciation for art and history. Living in Athens, New York, Paris, Miami, LA, and Vancouver has influenced her worldview and pursuits.
In university in Southern California, she studied fine arts and achieved the Deans List. Her penchant for writing led her to be accepted into an intensive screenwriting program. This prompted work in the advertising sector where she directed, co-wrote, and produced national TV campaigns, primarily for the beauty industry.
Profitably connecting with the targeted demographic, one of her commercials was the third highest grossing DRTV ad in the United States one year. Two others lucratively placed in the top thirty. Leading projects from inception to completion, Andriana smoothly managed dozens of people on set and off.
Advancing artistically and philosophically is her never ending quest. These leanings spurred her to shift focus into documentary photography. She was captivated by this field as a way of revealing our humanity.
After receiving training from legendary Magnum Photos, she dove full-bore into capturing moments. She traveled to far-off lands and connected with amazing, humble people from radically different backgrounds. As a more visceral celebration of aesthetics, she snapped fashion and beauty photography too.
Her keen interest in the human condition once more shaped her path towards storytelling with moving images. Today she works developing and producing feature films for Zero Gravity, an LA production company. She spearheads a division that is focused on creating thought-provoking entertainment, often adapting best sellers for the screen. Stories that stimulate compassion, tolerance, courage, activism, personal and social transformation, and deeper contemplation about current-day issues are what inspire her most.
Based on the east and west coast of the U.S., she thrives on adventure and welcomes working anywhere.
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