Anya Chibis was originally trained as a painter in Ontario College of Art and Design, but her love for photography and cinema persuaded her to move to Moscow, Russia to study film directing. 8 years of her life Anya dedicated to working various positions in film and advertising production in Canada and Russia. Unexpectedly, 10 years ago Anya’s career took a sharp turn into the world of editorial and advertising photography. After establishing herself as one of the most successful portrait and fashion photographers in Russia, Anya has now moved back to Toronto to expand her career goals in North America. Right now portrait and lifestyle photography is Anya’s primary interest, although Anya also works as cinematographer and director on special projects.