Latvian born Viktorija Pashuta is internationally published and award winning fashion photographer gaining momentum and notoriety in Southern California. With visual cues rooted in dance and music, and fashion passion stemming from her European upbringing, her images are sensual, sultry, yet powerful. Viktorija’s work is known for so called ‘color therapy’ – where she uses saturated and vibrant colors to achieve the effect of fashion surrealism. Her images are very feminine and empowering at the same time to celebrate the essence of a woman.
Her work has been published in such magazines as RUNWAY (USA), GQ, Esquire, VISION (China), Prestige International (France), Essence (USA), Estetica (USA), Nylon Guys, Vogue (Italia), Tchad (Canada), Fashizblack (France), Highlights (UK), CULTURE (Australia), shooting celebrity covers for Healthy Living Magazine, Runway, Orlando Style, Justine and more.
Her celebrity work includes Paris Hilton, Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass, Taryn Manning, Bella Thorne, Kelly Price, Keke Palmer, Rochelle Aytes, James Goldstein, Sofia Richie, Brande Roderick and many more.
Additionally to photography she has established herself as a creative director, writer, producer and a fashion film director. Some of her recent awards include BEST PICTURE and BEST COSTUME DESIGN at the International Fashion Film Festival 2014 for a fashion film Kiss of a Siren (now airing worldwide on FashionTV Channels) and BEST FASHION Award At Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival by Mercedes Benz 2013 for a fashion Film Lovers Game.
Her photography awards include Nominee in 7th Annual International Color Awards2014, ‘Fashion Photographer of the Year’ by the Global Photo Awards 2012, Nominee in Photography Masters Cup 2013, Fashion Category; Bronze Award in ‘International Loupe Awards and Silver Award in ‘Best Photograph of the Year 2011’ by Better Photography magazine in the category ‘Emotive Portraits’.
2015 – ‘BEST PICTURE’ Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival for KISS OF A SIREN
2015 – ‘SPOTLIGHT’ award at Taste Awards Hollywood for Fashion Film KISS OF A SIREN
2014 – ‘BEST PICTURE’ and ‘BEST COSTUME DESIGN’, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival for KISS OF A SIREN Fashion Film (8 official nominations: Best Director, Best Film, Best Music, Best Costume Design, Best MakeUp, Best Hair, Best Cinematography, Best Creative Concept)
2014 – BEST FASHION award Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival for LOVERS GAME
2013 – ‘Best Fashion’ Award in La Jolla Fashion Film Festival for Lovers Game – Fashion Film, with 6 official nominations (Best Director, Best Film, Best Music, Best Fashion, Best MakeUp, Best Hair)
2013 – Best Experimental Film’ Award in Los Angeles Film Festival of Hollywood 2013
2016 – 200 Best Advertising Photographer’s in the World by Lurzer’s Archive
2015 – International Winner of Pandemonium: The World of Fashion Photography and Film Award at OC Fashion Week
2014 – Nominee International Color Awards
2013 – Nominee in Photography Masters Cup, Fashion Category
2012 – ‘Fashion Photographer of the Year’ by the Global Photo Awards
2012 – 2nd place ‘This Town is Our Town’ by The Make Up Show LA
2012 – Bronze Award in ‘International Loupe Awards
2011 – Silver Award in ‘Best Photograph of the Year 2011’ by Better Photography magazine in the category ‘Emotive Portraits’
2010 – Finalist in the ‘Best of Photography 2010’ by Photographer’s Forum Magazine
2015 – The World of Fashion Photography at OC Fashion Week Sponsored by LEXUS
Shooting Fashion Films in LA at Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival by Mercedes-Benz 2014