Andrew Rovenko was born and raised in Ukraine, and has now called Australia home for over 17 years. He is currently based in Melbourne.
For Rovenko, photography has always been a passion but never became a career. A stint as a freelance magazine photographer and a variety of commercial assignments over the years provided invaluable skills and experience, but could never match the fun and freedom of not having to work towards a specific goal.
This eventually led to doing personal work, primarily on film, where the joy of craftsmanship can be experienced the most.
One of such personal projects — The Rocketgirl Chronicles — that was born during Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, found critical acclaim and resonance around the world, with international coverage including Vogue and Rolling Stone, and the author being named the 2021 Australian Photographer of the Year by the Australian Photography magazine.