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Olya Oleinic

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Olya Oleinic is a photographer, self-described as a product of both East and West – born in the Republic of Moldova and now based in The Netherlands.

Her work is characterised by the global ground it attempts to cover, a search for definitions of cultural normalities and with it, oddities. Driven by her own affiliation to being a third culture child, her intention is to try and assemble a bigger picture of the world.

Her practice is non-intrusive and her interest is observational. She sees herself as a collector. Day-to-day impressions, put together and diffused through the prism of her vision get transformed into stories, recreating these encounters.

Olya is intrigued by definition and play of truth within the photographic culture and possibilities of telling a story, without the necessary notion of being a part of it.

Often touching upon different mediums, she tends to direct her work into becoming stylised yet credible constructions, within images themselves or their placement within the larger context. She makes work that is visually associative, based around a specific idea and often reinterpreting the subject’s original form.

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Wrangler

Wrangler

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

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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

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

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Salomon

Salomon

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

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Profiles

Profiles

Intrigued by passport photos, 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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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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Document Journal

Document Journal

An exercise in people watching for Document Journal

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Wrangler

Wrangler

A celebration of the female body

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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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Glamcult

Glamcult

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

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Berlin Portraits

Berlin Portraits

Olya photographs various young Berliners.

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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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Dream Magazine

Dream Magazine

The Fossils of XXI

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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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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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