About me

My name is Alena Shminke. I was born and lived most of my life in Russia, but over the last five years, I have moved to Estonia. I graduated from medical university and I am working as a clinical psychologist for several years. Although medicine is a far stretch from art I was always interested and tried my hand in different art forms.

When I moved to Tallinn I had a lot of free time and since I couldn’t find a job I started to think about getting an education in the field of art. I chose photography because creating visual images is the most interesting to me and I have a lot of ideas I wish to embody.

The most typical genre for me is fine-art photography focused on still life, self-portrait and architecture. I am fond of analogue photography.

The personal part of photography for me is the more I shoot the more I feel that photography is something stronger than me. It makes me stand up and act even when I feel broken.

Feel free to visit my site, where you can find my best works.