Description The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This solid-land connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe. The bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenn most) or the Prague Bridge (Prask most) but has been the Charles Bridge since 1870.
Anna Yanev, Orlando Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement Born in Bulgaria, Anna was deeply influenced by her life before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1982, she discovered her potential in photography while working at the Bulgarian Cinematography and Movie Special Effects Studio for five years. In 1991, when Communism lost its hold, Anna determined to leave the country with her then husband and children in search of better economic opportunities for her family.
As a result of those experiences she brings an introspective viewpoint to her photography that is both intimate and provocative. Anna utilizes her solid background in technology to break conventional boundaries by employing techniques such as layering textures and utilizing High Dynamic Range (HDR) resulting in images that are very reminiscent of paintings. Upon moving to Orlando she earned her A.A. degree in graphic design.
Several years later, she secured a position with a large architectural firm providing graphic design and public relations/project photography for six years. She has continued to pursue her photography always updating her skills by learning from leading industry experts such as best-selling author and photographer Bryan Peterson, about the latest technological advances.
She provides portrait photography and graphic design services for an established modeling agency, models, actors, families and corporate clients.