Meet Nilangana Banerjee, renowned as Olive in the entertainment realm, an influential photographer and artist rooted in Los Angeles, California. Raised amid the vibrant tapestry of Mumbai, India, Olive's childhood was immersed in photographs and cameras, sparking an enduring passion for photography's intricate blend of science and artistry.
Olive's journey into photography began with a Bachelor's in Still Photography and Audio-Visual Production in Mumbai. Specializing in Industrial, Architectural, Interior, Portraiture, and Conceptual Fashion/Editorial Photography, she pursued her Masters at Light and Life Academy under the guidance of the esteemed photographer, Mohammad Iqbal. Eager to broaden her horizons, Olive earned a coveted spot in the New York Film Academy's Masters of Fine Arts in Photography program, where she excelled, graduating summa cum laude, becoming a notable alumni and ambassador. Under the mentorship of legendary photographers like Ralph Gibson, Aaron Rapoport, Nancy Burson and David Mager to name a few, Olive refined her skills and vision, cementing her status as a rising star in the photography world.
Olive's work has graced the covers and pages of numerous global prestigious publications such as VICE, GOOD HOMES Magazine, MOEVIR Paris, L'ATTIRANCE France, MALVIE France, VOUS Spain, STYLE CRUZ LA, GMARO Paris, MOVEUX Paris to name a few, earning her accolades, international acclaim and respect within the global photography community.
She's been featured in interviews and top profiles by publications such as LA WEEKLY, MEDIUM, TINSELTOWN NEWS NOW, SHOUTOUT LA, ARTIST CLOSE UP, THE ARTPRENEUR, INDIA JOURNAL, NORTH HOLLYWOOD PATCH, LENS Magazine and VoyageLA, showcasing her world published status in the photography industry. Olive's work has been exhibited globally, including in Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2016, Photoville, in New York 2017 and many more.
Commercially, she collaborated with industry giants like Amazon, Walmart, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Target, Hanhoo USA, and Nordstrom, showcasing her versatile skills in fashion/advertising and skincare/beauty photography.
Beyond her professional achievements, Olive is a multifaceted artist, indulging in music, painting, and cultural exploration. Her journey is a testament to her expertise, creativity, and unyielding passion for the boundless realms of photography and art. Currently, she is the In-house Lead Photographer, Art Director, and Head of Creative Productions at HANHOO USA, (Comprehensive Sourcing Solutions) in LA, where her artistic vision continues to thrive against the backdrop of California's cultural richness.