Meet Irina

Photographer and owner of
 irina island images
These are a few of Irina's favorites:
Her husband

Irina met Volker in Germany in 1998 while both of them were still busy in University. 2003 they got married and moved away from their families and home towns. In 2011 his job brought the sweethearts to New York City. He is supporting her with her business as assistant, accountant, IT specialist and as her personal cheerleader!

Teddy Bears

Irina has still her first Teddy Bear she got at her first Christmas. Every year her mother is sending her a new tiny collectable one from the local holiday market in Germany. These originated from the mayor of San Francisco many years ago and are contributing to the German AIDS/HIV support groups.


Irina gets these cuddly two cats since 2013 a few times a year, when her friend is on vacation or getting visitors with cat allergies. At first they stayed with her for six months and they found very fast a way in Irinas heart. They also live in Manhattan.

These two are the best models ever to train her skills in pet photography.

Cherry Blossom

Irina loves the Nature and her favorite seasons are spring and fall because of all the fantastic colors! 

During Spring her favorites are the cherry trees and during the fall the sunny yellow leaves of the Gingko trees here on Roosevelt Island. 

These are great background for photo sessions !

New York

When Irina moved to NYC in 2011 she had no idea why so many people found this city to be so great. Today she calls the city her home. She still loves to discover new areas.

With her open mind she loves to meet people from all different origins and to learn from them about their culture.

If you ask her, she will tell you her city is blue - with all the reflection of the sky in the water and the skyscrapers. 


Chocolate is Irina's weakness, if she enjoys the cooling of a chocolate fudge brownie ice cream on a hot summer day or a hot chocolate on a cold snowy winter day .

Already the smell of chocolate brings a big smile on her face and than the time stands still and it's time to enjoy.


Irina loves to do artistic work with colorful paper, cloth or other fabrics in techniques beyond photography. Two of her favorite artists are so much apart as Claude Monet and Joan Miro. 

Sunrises & Sunsets

Irina loves dramatic lights in the sky.

She is always fascinated by the skylines mirroring the early morning sun. Glimpsing it from her bedroom it might happen that she is out with her equipment while Roosevelt Island is still sleeping, but the City does not.

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