Gala Derroisne

Gala’s love for discovery began at age 5 when her father’s birthday present turned out to be a Leica camera.  Her curiosity for everything developed as she shot the neighborhood kids, the city and the people in her native Moscow.  Today we find her in New York soaking up all the energy and transforming it into dynamic images.  Her clients seek her for her ability to capture those moments unseen.  The moments where something magical happens, the candid instant where life takes place.  Abandoning the tradition of posed ideals, she prefers the fresh reality of real interaction.  She strides quietly with two cameras in tow shooting every glimpse of expression as it happens, capturing the natural interaction of individuals, animals, landscapes and nightlife.  Gala is a connoisseur of house music and techno.  She has been involved in the club scene for more than a decade.  We see her deep in the scene shooting nightlife in New York, Miami, Havana Cuba, Central and South America.  Recent trips overseas have produced some of the most amazing images to date and she is in the process of preparing the debut of her new show “Havana Discovery.”  With new trips planned to France and Japan, 2014 is set to be quite a year for the adventurous photographer.


ME Cancun, Mexico

Le Chansonnier Havana, Cuba

Grounds For Sculpture Princeton, NJ 

Copper River Princeton, NJ