Anya Svirskaya

I was born and raised in Donetsk, Ukraine and immigrated to NYC when I was eight years old. My passion for photography stems from my love of heavy metal and hard rock as well as my concert experiences. I was exposed to this music at an early age and it has been a big part of my life into adulthood. It is very rewarding and exciting to capture the small moments that musicians have on stage and get caught up in all the action in the mosh pit and take photos from that vantage point. When I am not behind my camera, I can be found teaching preschool. My love of music and photography allows me to create and plan meaningful activities for my students. I was very young when I discovered my passion and my goal is to help do the same for my students.
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GOJIRA at Brooklyn Steel

Gojira with Converge Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY – 28 September 2017 Photos by Anya Svirskaya – Review by Sebastian Bjorn…
Interviews

Interview: Dani Filth of CRADLE OF FILTH

Anya Svirskaya recently chatted with Dani Filth about Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay, the twelfth studio album from Cradle…
Interviews

Interview: Attila Csihar of MAYHEM

Antihero Magazine’s Anya Svirskaya recently had the opportunity to talk with Hungarian black metal vocalist Attila Csihar of Mayhem about…
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: VENOM INC. and GOATWHORE at the Gramercy Theater

VENOM INC. and GOATWHORE Gramercy Theater|| New York, NY || 1 September 2017 Photos by Anya Svirskaya Venom Inc. Goatwhore
Interviews

Interview: Wolf Hoffman of ACCEPT

Heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos, will be…
Interviews

Interview: Hansi Kürsch of BLIND GUARDIAN

Progressive power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have released their first live album in 14 years – Live Beyond The Spheres is a…
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: DEF LEPPARD at NYCB Nassau Coliseum

DEF LEPPARD NYCB Nassau Coliseum|| New York, NY || 15 April 2017 Photos by Anya Svirskaya
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: SAXON with UFO at BB King’s

SAXON with UFO BB King’s || New York, NY || 29 March 2016 Photos by Anya Svirskaya SAXON UFO Photos by Anya…
Interviews

Interview: Arjen Lucassen of AYREON

THE SOURCE is an exciting new chapter in the Ayreon saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (Dream…
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: MAYHEM at the Gramercy Theater

MAYHEM Gramercy Theater || New York, NY || 19 February 2016 Photos by Anya Svirskaya Photos by Anya Svirskaya
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: INQUISITION at the Gramercy Theater

INQUISITION Gramercy Theater || New York, NY || 19 February 2016 Photos by Anya Svirskaya Photos by Anya Svirskaya
Interviews

Interview: Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of OVERKILL

Antihero Magazine’s Anya Svirskaya talks to Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, frontman of legendary thrash metal juggernaut Overkill about the band’s upcoming…
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: CHILDREN OF BODOM at Irving Plaza

Concert Photos: CHILDREN OF BODOM at Irving Plaza
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: ABBATH at Irving Plaza

Concert Photos: ABBATH at Irving Plaza
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: EXMORTUS at Irving Plaza

Concert Photos: EXMORTUS at Irving Plaza
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: ONI at Irving Plaza

Concert Photos: ONI at Irving Plaza
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: ENSLAVED at the Gramercy Theatre

Concert Photos: ENSLAVED at the Gramercy Theatre
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: QUEENSRŸCHE at Irving Plaza

Concert Photos: QUEENSRŸCHE at Irving Plaza
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: ARMORED SAINT at Irving Plaza

Concert Photos: ARMORED SAINT at Irving Plaza
Concert Photos

Concert Photos: EPICA at Webster Hall

Concert Photos: EPICA at Webster Hall