While I regularly work with professional models, Poppy Seed truly stands out for her hard work, attention to detail, and extremely unique skillset. I can say without a doubt she is one of a kind. In my experience she is not just a model, but also a creative collaborator. She is involved and invested in the process from start to finish. Whether we are discussing wardrobe, mood, pose, or the exact body placement down to her pinky, she is deeply invested in the shoot. I've worked with ballerinas and dancers before, but the way she knows how to hit her angles and poses for the camera really makes my job as a photographer almost too easy! She keeps up her energy and innovation during one-on-one shoots all the way to group workshops, aiming to create beautiful images for each photographer.
A gift to the art world
A living sculpture, work of art, and physically perfect!
Still kinda blown away this all happened. Poppy's one of my favourite artists
I have never looked forward to photographing anyone more than Poppy. What a priviledge to have this opportunity
Very professional artist, lots of great ideas
A perfectionist and the most punctual model….Well worth the time and effort...
Very easy to work with while being a perfectionist and wanting to help get the
perfect shot; extremely photogenic and able to spot the things that I wouldn't notice (being new to dance photography)
Grace personified. Amazing, both in her poise and dexterity as well as her personality; Poppy has a fantastically creative brain!
Great dancer, very photogenic, easy and fun to work with!
Besides being a fantastic dancer, she is also a photographer, so she really knows how to help get good shots. Learned a lot about dance photography
Amazing ballerina and very helpful with ensuring I captured the pose correctly. Pleasure to work with
Her grace and talent simply must be captured. Professional, communicative, timely, and kind
Tireless model and ultra talented ballerina. Nicest person you will meet
Tremendously talented and committed to the shoot
Simply floored by the work she's doing. Thrilled to have her with us and loving her contribution to the art form
PoppySeed Dancer is a versatile model, commissioned for fine art projects and workshops all around the world.
Known for her powerful jumps and attention to detail, she upholds the highest professional standards, working with prestigious photographers worldwide, including, in 2019 alone:
- Lindsay Adler (NYC)
- Thomas Holm (Denmark)
- Sean Archer (Yekaterinburg)
- Georgy Chernyadev (Moscow)
- Cam Attree (Brisbane)
- Andre Brito (Porto)
- Vicky Papas Vergara (Melbourne)
- Underground NYC (NYC)
- Vikki Slovetier (Philly)
- Marie Otero (CT)
- …and many more!
PoppySeed currently travels full-time taking bookings worldwide. In 2019 alone, she visited:
- Australia (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne)
- Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg)
- Europe (Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland)
Poppy is gaining a reputation for organizing group shoots and workshops in the USA. She enjoys sharing the benefits of her knowledge - built from years of experience - to newcomers to dance photography.
Poppy aspires to shoot in more extreme locations - from remote areas to mountain tops, snowfields, and underwater.
Born in Yalta, Crimea, she speaks Russian, English, and Italian. Trained to become a concert pianist, she studied under Juilliard Professor Oxana Yablonskaya and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, receiving full scholarships as both a dancer and a pianist during her early training years.
At 17 years old, she received her first modeling gig, commissioned by Italian painter Gabrielle Mossa, where the artwork sold for 20 thousand euro in Florence, Italy.
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