Yuri Akuney is a photographer living in Kelowna BC. After working as an electronics engineer for 10 years, Yuri found his true passion in photography and digital imaging and has never looked back. He combines his career as a commercial photographer with explorations in art photography.
Yuri emigrated from Ukraine and has lived in the Okanagan for more than 15 years now. Having the experience of living and working in different cultures has helped him to see things from various perspectives and be grateful for the opportunity to make a living doing what he loves to do.
His work inspired by the beauty, variety and the unpredictability of nature.
Some of nature’s patterns Yuri sees in his travels especially resonate in him and he feels compelled to register them. He gravitates toward well expressed abstract shapes, colour contrasts and appealing textures.
Being exposed to thousands of pieces of artwork Yuri has documented as a commercial photographer (including documenting the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery) has helped him to form his own style and area of creative interest. His photography reflects his healthy perfectionism and attention to details.