Elena Paraskeva Studio

Elena Paraskeva Studio

Art Direction   Photography   Set Design

Pagony Utsa 25, 1124 Budapest, Hungary

Kataspilon 15A, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Elena Paraskeva is an international Conceptual Photographer and Art Director and most recently an official ADOBE instructor.  In her past life as a Marketing Executive for Nestle Waters USA she worked on the client side with Ogilvy&Mather on the production of advertising campaigns for her premium brands and was featured in the New York Times for her work.

Elena loves to create surrealistic conceptual work that is bathed in rich colour palettes and strong graphic lines.  Her stylised world is full of fashion images and conceptual portraits that are permeated with a high-aesthetic, beauty and elegance. Always playing along the lines of the unordinary and almost bizarre, her work is impactful, lucid and memorable.

She has exhibited her work in Barcelona, NYC, London and Paris among other cities and has been published on the pages and covers of a multitude of publications including The Guardian and The Times (twice). Her most recent success is the exhibition of her work in the European Parliament in Brussels in March of 2023, at the XIV Florence Biennale  Oct. 2023 and the Paris Photo Week Nov. 2023.


Hasselblad Masters 2023 - Finalist Portrait Category (Final Results Pending)

Judge - Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts IPC 2024

Judge - Global Photography Awards 2024

Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards 2024 - Third Place

 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2023 (PX3) Fine Art Awards- Second Place

International Portrait Photographer Of The Year 2023 - Second Place (Character Study)

2023 International Color Awards - First Place Portrait, First Place Fashion

500px Global Fine Art Awards 2023 - Winner

Judge - Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts IPC 2022

Judge - New York Photography Awards 2022

Judge - European Photography Awards 2022

17th Pollux Awards- Overall Winner- Professional Category

New York Photography Awards 2021 - Gold Medal in Fine Art

Neutral Density Awards 2022 - Silver Medal

N-Photo Photographer Of The Year 2021

Judge - Spanish Federation Of Photography

Judge - VIPA 2021 Awards

Trierenberg Supercircuit 2021 - Gold Medal

14th International Color Awards 2021 - Finalist Advertising & Portrait

Chromatic Awards 2020 - First Place Portrait, Professional Category

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2020 - 2nd place Advertising/Fashion

Fine Art Photography Awards 2019/2020 - Finalist

13th International Color Awards -Finalist Advertising, Finalist Portrait

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019 - Jurors' Pick

Digital Camera Photographer Of The Year 2018

Neutral Density Awards 2018 - Gold Medal in Advertising

Trierenberg Supercircuit 2019 - Gold Medal in Series

Trierenberg Supercircuit 2018 - Gold Medal in Series

Trierenberg Supercircuit 2017 - Gold Medal in Portraiture

Prix De La Photographie, Paris 2018- Silver in Portraiture

Prix De La Photographie, Paris 2017 - Silver in Advertising/Fashion

Prix De La Photographie, Paris  2017- Silver and Bronze in Children Portraiture

Monovisions Photography Awards 2018 - Bronze in Conceptual

American Photography Open 2018 - Shortlisted

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2018 - Honorable Mention

One Eyeland Awards 2017 - Silver in Advertising/Conceptual

Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA 2017) - Bronze in Portraiture

Chromatic Awards 2017 - Bronze in Fashion/Beauty

Neutral Density Awards 2017 -Bronze in People Category

International Photographer Of The Year (IPOTY 2017) - 3 Honorable Mentions in Portraiture

London International Creative Competition 2018,2017 - Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards (IPA) 2017 - 3 Honorable Mentions

WPPI - Second Place Individual Portrait Division 2017, First Place Individual Portrait Division 2016

FAPA 2017 - Honorable Mentions Conceptual & Portrait Divisions

PDN World In Focus 2016 - Second Place

Neutral Density Awards 2016 - Bronze in Advertising/Conceptual

International Photographer Of The Year 2016 - Honorable Mention

Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention Fashion/Beauty


Temu House Gallery - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 20-Aug. 4, 2024

House Of Lucie Gallery - Budapest, February 2024

Paris Photo Week - 24b Gallery, Paris Nov. 6-12, 2023

XIV Florence Biennale - Florence, Italy October 14-October 22, 2023


Fotonostrum Gallery  - Barcelona, Spain November 2022

Aperture Foundation, New York City - April 2019 

Menier Gallery, London UK - 2018 

NEC, Birmingham UK - 2018 

Photo Oxford 2017, Oxford UK 

Design Center, Linz Austria - 2017 

Espace Baurepaire, Paris - 2017 

Opus 39 Gallery, Cyprus - 2017 

Thalassa Museum, Cyprus - 2017 

The Printspace, London UK - 2015 


The Guardian, The Times, Lens Magazine (Cover), Photographie Magazin (Germany), Photography Masterclass, Professional Photo (UK -  Cover) Fotorgrafare (Italy - Cover), Chromatica Magazine, Digital Camera, Digital Photographer (Cover), N-Photo, PDN, Dodho, Digitalis Foto Magazin, The Photographer  (Cover), Photo & Technique (Cover), Gala Greece (Cover), AAP Magazine, Faddy Magazine USA, Faddy Magazine Italy, GALA (Greece) Good Light (Cover), Economia, Fileleftheros Newspaper, Blurred, Omikron, Volition, Vantage, Icon, Ellements, Elegant, Incredible, LoveBite, La Plus Belle, Surreal, etc