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Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind Bali 2

Travel the world with photographer and blogger Olja Ryzevski

In case you ever want to define the word cosmopolite, we make your life easier: only quote Olja Ryzevski’s CV and your counterpart will quickly understand.

The Russ­ian-Ger­man pho­tog­ra­ph­er and blog­ger was born in Siberia, has spent her child­hood in Crimea, before mov­ing to South Ger­many with her fam­i­ly. After her degree in Eco­nom­ics, she worked in Switzer­land and Ger­many – only to decide to live out her pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy. That’s why she came to Berlin, study­ing a sec­ond degree in Pho­tog­ra­phy at the Berlin­er Tech­nis­che Kun­sthochschule (short: BTK) where Olja spe­cial­ized in fash­ion and por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy, always try­ing to keep her work as min­i­mal­is­tic, clean and nat­ur­al as pos­si­ble. How­ev­er, her stud­ies weren’t only great for learn­ing new stuff, but espe­cial­ly for trav­el­ing the world to par­tic­i­pate work­shops (Viet­nam, New York,…), liv­ing in South Korea for an exchange semes­ter and see­ing places like Thai­land and Indone­sia. Olja, whose Insta­gram is col­lect­ing new fol­low­ers like Daphne Guin­ness Cou­ture pieces, is now final­ly back in Ger­many and shares her favorite trav­el des­ti­na­tions with us.


I lived on this beau­ti­ful Island, which is near Africa for six months and it was such a great feel­ing to be so close to nature every day. Tener­ife has so much to offer — beau­ti­ful beach­es with black sand, moun­tains, vol­ca­noes and of course sun­ny weath­er all year round.”

Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind Tenerife 2
Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind Tenerife

South Korea

To live in a coun­try like South Korea has been an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence. I real­ly love Seoul, it’s a big mod­ern city which is close to the sea and sur­round­ed by hills. It’s a metrop­o­lis with mag­nif­i­cent palaces, mod­ern archi­tec­ture and sky­scrap­ers, busy streets, green rooftops, very cozy and mod­ern cafes, plas­tic surgery clin­ics and help­ful, gen­er­ous and very friend­ly people.”

Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind South Korea 2
Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind South Korea 1


I spent only two weeks in Bali dur­ing my time in Asia, but I def­i­nite­ly will come back some day. I was amazed by the colour of the ocean! I could have spent hours just sit­ting there watch­ing the waves.”

Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind Bali 2
Blog 1605 Olja Ryzevski Frame Of Mind Bali 1

Java Island

The most extra­or­di­nary trip was the trip to Java Island. With a pop­u­la­tion of over 141 mil­lion, Java is the most pop­u­lous island in the world and home to some of the most breath-tak­ing loca­tions my eyes had ever seen. Dur­ing my trip through this beau­ti­ful Indone­sian island, I saw active vol­ca­noes in mid-erup­tion, an amaz­ing water­fall and the world’s largest acid lake which is locat­ed inside the Ijen Crater.”

Pho­tos by Olja Ryzevski

06 May 2016 · neubau eyewear