Natalia and I were scheduled to shoot a few months ago; we had a kickass outdoor theme planned that for some reason never came to fruition (as do many ideas and concepts go in this world..). Anyway, it's getting a little chilly so we decided to relax indoors. I was greeted by her tiny cat & dog duo that almost stole my heart as much as her accent. The little chihuahua kept climbing back into bed with mommy where she would constantly snap in her native tongue. I was in love.
It was insightful because she stated how different it was to shoot with me. She picked up on ''traditional taboos'' that make my unconventional-self-taught style what it is. She felt nothing but relaxed, and I like that sense of comfort in my shots. Here's to warmer months!
From Russia, with love.