Jana Machackova-Oey is a Czech Freelance photographer. She is currently based in Finland, but found her passion for photography while living in Shanghai. There she had the opportunity to take a step back from her busy career in market research and international business and she decided to listen to her true calling.

She enrolled in The Condé Nast Centre of Fashion and Design in Shanghai to study fashion photography as their first foreign student. Jana was no stranger to fashion, as her previous studies included fashion design and marketing studies at International Fashion Academy, IFA Paris, in Shanghai. Subsequently, she has worked with fashion, event, portrait and documentary photography.

Jana works intuitively to create and capture the stories, moments and feelings she sees through her lens. She enjoys photographing people, as her passion is to capture their inner beauty and charisma. She is already fulfilling her dream of travelling around the world, documenting life in different cultures, capturing the unique emotions of everyday life.

Jana also donates her time and photography to volunteer causes and she likes to work with non-profit organizations, such as The Roots of Music in New Orleans, USA.