Born in Lithuania, Elena Kosharny moved to the US after high school. For the past 14 years she’s lived between NYC, Miami and Bali. It was after returning to NY from Indonesia that Elena decided to pursue photography full time. Since then she's built an impressive body of work with women and the female form being her subjects of choice. She's recently opened her own studio and fashion archive in Brooklyn and is currently planning her next exhibition WUMAN NATURE, debuting in Mexico City later this year. After becoming increasingly aware of the impact our spending habits have on the natural world, Elena has been buying only second-hand items or reusable/sustainable products in efforts to reduce her impact on the environment. "You can find almost anything thrifting in NYC, there really is no need to buy new. New Yorkers are constantly trading and donating, buying and selling when it comes to fashion, art and decor."
Scroll down for Elena’s guide to the best steals on the thrift circuit across NYC.