BEHIND THE LENS
p h o t o g r a p h y
[motion]scape photography is the work of award-winning photographer, Veronika Reinert.
Veronika is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but began practicing photography during a brief residency in Massachusetts. As a dancer, gymnast, and Pilates/fitness instructor, Veronika initially began her photographic endeavors in the dance world where she focused heavily on capturing modern dance, ballet, Pilates, and other types of movement. This specialization in dance and movement photography is where [motion]scape photography gets its name.
Within 3 months of picking up a camera, Veronika won 4th place in an international dance photography competition. Her subject base grew to include skateboarding, obstacle course racing, martial arts, concerts, events, portraits, and weddings. In 2017 she won Runner Up for Best OCR Photographer in Mud Run Guide's international "Best of OCR 2017" Awards. That same year she was a guest on Margaret Schlachter's "Dirt in Your Skirt" podcast where she discussed photography and working in the Obstacle Course Racing industry. She was also designated the Company Photographer for her Army Reserve unit, where she served as a Pharmacy Technician in a Combat Support Hospital. Her work has been featured by BASI Pilates, Spartan Race, EPIC Series Obstacle Challenge, UC Berkeley Dept of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies, and has appeared in zines and on record covers.
Ultimately Veronika's love of photography is rooted in her love of working with people and capturing them at their best, doing what they love, or even just being with who they love. She takes a contemporary, artistic photojournalistic approach to her work. and shoots primarily with natural/available light (but uses lighting equipment when necessary).
Veronika currently lives in Orange County, CA with her dog, Hazel.