Reka Nyari is a professional fine art and fashion photographer based in New York City. Born to a Finnish mother and a Hungarian father, she grew up in both Finland and Hungary and was drawn to the arts at a very young age. At the age of seventeen she moved to New York where she studied at the School of Visual Arts.
Soon after graduating she started modeling and quickly found herself drawn to in the other side of the lens. It was while working and traveling through Europe and Asia, she discovered her in passion for Photography, moved back to New York in 2004, and started her career as a photographer.
Reka’s images are inspired by her love for the narrative of cinema and particularly the work of Roman Polanski and David Lynch, both “Bitter Moon” and “Blue Velvet “are a influence. Her photography influences include Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Miles Aldridge and Cindy Sherman. Like Sherman, Reka’s work delves into the world of female sexuality and societal norms. The work, which transitions easily from black and white, explores the world of adult sexuality and eroticism from a predominantly female perspective.
Reka works and plays in New York City, creating fashion editorials, campaign, album covers, artistic portraits, and erotic photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States and Europe. She has received awards from prestigious organizations, including first place Winner of International Photography Awards (IPA) 2010, Beauty Pro Category. Her 225 page Monograph titled “Femme Fatale: Female Erotic Photography” is published in 6 languages and sold worldwide. Her commercial client list is extensive and includes Kiki de Montparnasse, Fleur du Mal, RADO Switzerland, AOL, Liz Claiborne, Make Up Forever, DC Comics, Sally Hansen and Ultra Records. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Esquire, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Korean Cosmopolitan, and Twill.
Reka is currently working on several books including a contemporary exploration of the Kamasutra, exploring sensuality through all five senses from a woman’s perspective, and a coffee table art book of her acclaimed “Nude York” series. She is also painting on her fine art prints and has begun to explore film and video.
Fleur du Mal
Kiki de Montparnasse
Make Up Forever
RSRV for Liz Clairborne
Seven Bar Foundation
Shirley Ephraim for Donna Karan
Stroble New York
Spirit & Flesh