While on holiday in Ukraine we went to visit my cousin who lives in a very remote abandoned village, which has overgrown by trees over the years. For more then 10 years there are no more then 10 families living in there – the streets look like forests, the houses collapsed and it is impossible to find – sign postage is practically non existent.
The village is rather romantic in its own way – I was intrigued by the concept of it and wanted to see if it would be suitable for an artistic photo shoot. It worked very well and apart from planned art shots I’ve got those portraits of Olya, my 15 year old niece, too.
She is a perfect model: young, beautiful and natural – a girl from a village, who is not afraid of hard work.