Sunday, April 6, 2014

Life lately and Marika

Hi there! Hope you guys are all doing well.
It,s been quite a while, right? So, what have I been up to? I study 6 days a week again ( Education system, I officially hate you.) and it is really difficult to keep up with all subjects. It,s actually impossible, so I don,t even try to. I just focus on what,s more important and put all my efforts into learning Swedish and studying Russian literature. Lectures on literature are just amazing. I always look forward to them and leave the classroom feeling oh-so-inspired and grateful. 
I think I,m getting tired of my way to the university. Four hours of my life daily, isn,t it crazy? I,ve realized I,m not a city girl at all. The other day I entered the metro and almost felt like crying because of the crowd and noise. These days my biggest wish is to escape from it all, go to the countryside and enjoy silence and peace. When I close my eyes I see secluded beaches and hear the sound of waves. Or I see forests and mountains. Well, I guess it,s time to plan a summer trip. 

Ok, I might have no time to study history or general linguistics but I always have time for photography and portraits. Last week I had the privilege to photograph this beautiful girl. How did we meet? It,s quite a story. I saw her for the first time back in autumn when we had a very boring lecture. I just love observing people, you know. When I noticed her sitting near the window I got fascinated by her features and profile. Then English classes started and we got into one group. Imagine how happy I was. I immediately asked her if she wanted to model for me. There is something French about her, at least according to what I consider to be French. And she actually studies French. Oh, and her name is Marika. I did my best to capture her inner beauty. Well, I tried to.

“Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


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Wishing you a wonderful week!




Thursday, March 6, 2014


Hi everyone!

Today I,m happy to share these photos of Nadya. She studies Dutch at the university and she cought my eye quite a while ago. So glad she said yes when I asked her to model for me last week. This photoshoot was a fantastic experience. Nadya was so charming in front of the lens that I just kept ohhing and awwing and telling her how beautiful she was. Well, hope you enjoy the photos.


Sunday, March 2, 2014


Hi everyone!

Hope you are doing well.
I,m fine but too busy with my studies to write a proper blog post. I actually do have some free time and I could write something but life is so hectic that I feel mentally exhausted most of the time and can,t come up with anything.

I finally have English classes again and the atmosphere there differs so much from what I,m used to. One has to be really active there. We are supposed to talk a lot, we even have group discussions and that,s where my problems begin. I,m not really good at coming up with arguments but even when I have something to say I,m too shy to start talking. Well, I hope things will get better soon. It,s just a new challenge in my life.

Took this picture a while ago. This is Alyona and she might be the most awesome girl I know. With her brilliant sense of humor and creativity. I still wonder why we are friends actually. Don,t think I deserve this friendship. So grateful to have her in my life.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Got another roll of film developed yesterday. This is my cousin Daria and taking pictures of her was a really nice experience, but... The more I look at these the more I realize how mediocre they are, and I,m saying this not because I want someone to tell me they are not: it,s just the truth. One might have an ambition but no talent.
My photos never get close enough to what I consider beautiful, never. My models rarely like the result*. Nobody ever askes me to photograph them. Well, all this makes me really frustrated, to be honest. I can solve the problem partially by asking certain girls to model for me and ignoring the lack of feedback but when it comes to talent... I don,t know.

Sorry for talking about all this here instead of being super optimistic and inspiring, but that,s life. You wake up telling yourself it is going to be a good day only to understand you are cheating yourself. Ok, maybe I should stop here and wait till I get better thoughts to share.

Wishing you a wonderful day despite all the negativity in this post. Love you guys!
* It is believed that Leos love praise and flattery, haha :) 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Woo hoo! I have finally passed all exams and this makes me oh so happy. Life is wonderful. Happiness exists. Now I have three weeks to do whatever I want to and I also have some pretty exciting travel plans.
What makes me especially happy is that my creative energy is back. My mind is full of photoshoot ideas and I sometimes find it hard to fall asleep because they keep coming. This is a truly wonderful feeling.
I,ve been really into portraiture lately. The more portraits I take, the more I realize how enjoyable it is. By the way, if you are from Saint-Petersburg or Helsinki do not hesitate to contact me and get a free photoshoot.

P.S. Thank you for the comments that you have left on my previous two posts: I appreciate them so much! I couldn,t wish for better followers <3