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Polina Rabtseva

Polina Rabtseva



Born in Minsk, Belarus, Polina Rabtseva, is a director/photographer based in Los Angeles & New York. Raised by an architect and engineer, she was exposed to both creative and technical thinking from an early age. An environment that fostered her interest in visual storytelling, and led to experimentation with photography and video. Initially trained as a painter, her youthful eye was drawn to the soft female forms and fantasy settings of Botticelli, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Later, as a photographer, she found inspiration in the raw, highly sophisticated, photographic style of Helmut Newton. Decidedly singular in her approach, Polly is foremost a modern digital filmmaker. Effortlessly embracing all aspects of her craft, she is equally proficient with lighting, camera, editing, sound design and animation. This application of her personal touch at every stage of the process ensures each film is not only imbued with unique visual style but is distinctively hers. She describes her work as an attempt to distill the purest essence of human emotion through the process of sculpting sound and images in time. A relative newcomer to commercial filmmaking, her work has been sought and commissioned by notable brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Bacardi, and FashionTV. She is a featured contributor at

Venice Beach Kids

Published July 17th, 2014

evening at the Skatepark

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Sunday in NYC

Published May 15th, 2014

Our Sunday was as awesome as it gets!

Thank you so much for being our friends!

Cant wait to see you all next weekend!

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Linda & Joel's Farewell Party

Published May 14th, 2014

I'm so lucky to know you guys! Wish you all the best in Rio

Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

Love you


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Richie's 31st Birthday

Published April 1st, 2014

Sausalito Marina Trip

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The Art of Photography & The Art of Life

Published December 10th, 2012

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If you want to be good in photography you should learn how to see. To understand what you need to see - you should close your eyes.

I want to explain how important is to understand your own nature in order to be able to reflect and show not the form but the content.

I'm lucky to have an innate gift to see with my heart and understand the true essence of subject. But it took me a long time and courage to accept my talent.

My eye let me see pure content: femininity of female, masculinity of men and wisdom of children.


- portrait photography is about showing temperament and emotions;

- landscapes/city photography is about showing the atmosphere and culture of place;

- music photography is about showing tune, mood and energy;

- sport photography is about showing movement, aspiration, strength of muscles, spirit and mind;

- object photography is about showing the function and design;

- editorial and commercial photography should reflect conce ...

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