Elena Shumilova

Elena Shumilova is a brilliant Russian photographer whose images have captured the hearts of millions of people across the world. Elena’s work got noticed when photos of her kids and family went viral in early 2014. In total her photos were views over 60,000,000 times (and we believe they were viewed outside her profile some 60 million more). Elena gets her inspiration for her amazing photos from the everyday lives of her two little children, Yaroslav and Vanya, and the domestic animals they live within the gorgeous outskirts of Andreapol, Russia. In her photography, the artist evokes long-forgotten magical realism, striking the viewer with the beauty in simple and precious things like human and animal friendship, a warm embrace, or just actually living in the moment. Something about Elena’s photography struck a chord with almost everyone, photographers, mothers, father, young and old. The innocence and feeling of childhood that projected from her photos were just irresistible.