I was born in Russia in an artistic family and can always feel the influence of my ancestors, no matter what I do. Should that be teaching English, translating, interpreting, or taking photographs, I try to do my best to turn it into an exciting process, full of magic and creation. Photography is one of my passions, inspired by arts, theatre and nature. And I was really lucky to have a chance to turn it into my profession in Paris, where I had moved from Moscow. I love making portraits. For me it’s like telling a true story or inventing a fiction. Depending on the mood of the model and the photographer. It’s the mutual collaboration, the fruits of which should bring the feelings of pride and fulfilment to all the parties.