vanessa mona hellmann.
video. photography. art direction.
about. contact.


i'm vanessa. i grew up all over europe and currently live and work in san francisco, california.

i love photography, and i love the story a photograph tells days, weeks, decades after it was taken. people, always. i'm inspired by love and in-between moments, road trips southwest, my grandmothers, and every thing and creature with a history. i believe in making art that is personal, beautiful and imperfect, in being present, and opening your heart. in getting up before sunrise and taking it slow for an hour or two.

i have a master's degree in film and production, just in case you'd like to know, and along with photography, i'm a video maker and art director at MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER. you can take a look at some of my advertising projects here.

there's not a thing in the world i would rather be doing than this. i'm so glad you're here! if you happen to connect with my work, send me an email sometime - it always makes my day.