Moscow-born photographer Catherine Asanov had a series of unfortunate events that led to a series of fortunate events in a shockingly different place of Starkville, Mississippi. Picking up an 8x10 camera when she was 16 opened her eyes to a new world of magic in the darkroom. Wanting to go into computer engineering, Catherine was pushed by her award- winning high-school teacher Andrew Lark to enter the Scholastics Art & Writing Awards, where she placed at the national level with her portfolio. After attending Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, France and Atlanta, Catherine graduated Valedictorian of her class and set off to Los Angeles. Her career as a photographer has included photographing for clients such as Sony Music, RCA, Becky G, J-LO, Gloria Trevi, NBC, Telemundo, Dreamworks, Badgley Mischka, Sunglasses Hut, The Ritz Carlton, Parade Design and many more. She has been featured in numerous magazines including InStyle, Zink, and Elle. Her attention to her client needs and marketing goals sets her apart as not only a photographer but a team player when it comes to advertising goals.
Catherine's current personal project explores Russian stereotypes. The series will release at DNJ Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.