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, opening your heart, and taking it slow.

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.