My name is Daria Chartoriskaya, I'm an independent photographer based in Moscow and Glasgow.
My work is characterised by the abstract and the surreal. I like to film shadows, make the back light photos and find enigmatic in the daily life. Following the old Slovenian and Celtic shamanist traditions, I believe that mystery surrounds us everywhere, you need just to see the world with open eyes.
Shadows at night in the steppe or sunlight before the rain in Highlands of Scotland, or the face of a stranger on the road could inspire me to create a new series of work.
Traveling long miles, making fire and sleeping in a tent, or even without, in the middle of nowhere, makes me remember the hidden wild part of me, that I'm a small piece of this world and I need to live in peace with him.
Real life through mysterious angles, reflections and imagination, influenced by ancestry, creates my personal art style.