Anna Shmel was born in Russia. Started studying art and art history at age 10. She began to study photography after her family moved to India.  She was so inspired by all the colors, and interesting faces in India, and realized that what she was really passionate about was photography.  Anna picked up a camera to capture the energy of the Indian flea market, and never looked back.

Since moved to New York 6 years ago Anna follow her passion to fashion and beauty photography.