Lead Photographer Spotlight: Nina de Zayas

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Born in Moscow, Russia, Nina moved to the United States at the age of ten after her scientist mother fell in love with her scientist step-dad. She earned her BFA from the prestigious Pratt Institute and then followed that with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Art.

Nina still paints and is currently working on a series of landscapes featuring her two young daughters. Nina’s love for foxes inspired our adorable fox mascot.

Fun Facts:

  • For several generations nearly everyone in Nina’s family has been an artist or a scientist. (The two are more alike than they seem at first glance!)
  • Nina loves Moomintrolls! This is a Finish/Swedish series of stories about the adventures of some little, philosophical creatures. Although Moomintrolls are geared toward kids they are amazing for all ages (because who can say no to a great adventure?)
  • True to her Russian roots, Nina drinks absurd amounts of black tea.