Are there any artists or photographers who inspire you?
Lina Scheynius, Laura Letinsky, Tania Leshkina (Hart Leshkina duo), Lauren Coleman, Olya Ivanova. It’s a long list!
Is there a cause or political platform that you’re fired up about?
Domestic violence and prostitution in Russia.
How do you train your creative muscle?
It’s a combination of seeing a lot of other people’s work, shooting more or less consistently, and letting yourself have rest.
How do you navigate anxiety about work?
I’ve been in therapy a few years, yet still anxiety about work is a tough thing. Impostor syndrome is real. Comparing my work to the work of others is very painful. I try to be nice to myself and accept support from my friends.
How do you overcome a creative rut?
The most effective thing (sadly, unavailable now) is to go on a trip and see new stuff.