Helen Vechurko is Ukrainian portrait photographer and director currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. She claims her works are an attempt to capture fickle moment’s of beauty in a non-conventional way. There is a story to be told by each image. She combines research and planning with improvisation. Helen doesn’t put her in the boundaries of a single style. Every picture is a discovery of new exciting ways to tell the story.
Her personal projects raise social questions as an understanding of gender and acceptance by society.
After shifting to Lisbon last year she created a series of portraits of drag queens which has been exhibited at international festival Todos in Lisbon as a part of exhibition S?o Vicente de Fora Para Dentro. The exhibition was opened to the public on 19-22 September 2019 at Escola Oficina n.? 1.
At the moment she shoots fashion and portrait sessions and works at her project on perception of sexuality, which she plans to expose at the solo exhibition. Also she is about to launch a social project which will help people in need to get professional headshots for their CVs and tell their stories to reach individuals and companies who might help them to move forward with their career.
She has overall 14 years of experience in visual content creation. Before starting a career in photography and directing Helen used to work for several international publishing houses obtaining positions of shooting producer, fashion editor and stylist.