That series is the result of a collaboration with stylist Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire. It’s very exciting to work with someone from the field of fashion but at the same time there is always a risk of losing some of the realness along the way.
Besides, Ukrainian culture is very different from anything that I’ve experienced: this is why I put the focus on the unit of the family and the relationships lying within.
artist: Alex Huanfa Cheng
There are so many beautiful images out there, but it’s very rare for one to be able to show the same beauty while staying true to the reality of the picture.
When I was taking these photos, Russian forces were already at the border. Looking back, it’s a weird feeling to realize that it was some kind of a last moment in time that we shared with these people. The war has changed everything.
editor : Ecaterina Rusu