For a couple of months now, I have been collaborating with my colleague and friend, Katerina Lukina, on the Katerina and Polina Photography project. Shooting weddings together we get an advantage of catching great moments from two different perspectives and providing more unique material. Follow the link, check out what we got:Read More
Last weekend Roman and I went to see the McQueen documentary, and outside of getting overall depressed, it made me very nostalgic about my years in Paris. I enjoy gradually forgetting all the bullshit that happened here and there. It's nice, how memory works, filtering the best, the brightest moments. But nostalgia is real, just like in the last verse of Charles Aznavour's La Boheme, where his character visits his old neighborhood and doesn't recognize the walls and the streets, nothing remains of his youth memories "Montmartre semble triste et les lilas sont morts."
Can you trust your own memory?
Felt the same way while visiting Paris for the first time after a five years-long break, especially about Le Marais, with it becoming an LVMH shopping destination... At the same time, there is some level of bitter beauty in the fact that everything's changing. This is partially the reason why I don't feel like visiting Hong Kong any time soon, deep down I know, that it hasn't transformed enough yet. I want to play the "oh, this bar shut down, oh, that building is new" - game. I would prefer to get distracted by this than spend my time walking around Sham Shui Po or Sai Ying Pun and noticing that the only thing that's different is me. I grew older.
Prague business portrait. Obchodní portrét, Praha.Read More
I never cared for shooting architecture, other than making occasional snaps with my phone. This year I got hired by Airbnb to shoot the luxury property in Prague, which gave me access to lots of apartments with different views.Read More
Custom illustrations for your business proposalsRead More
I had a long break from drawing and painting. Recently I've been commissioned to create some illustrations for a private client, and it reminded me that I never really had my old work online. Partly because I was taught that your portfolio has to be consistent, that it's better not to throw everything in one place, separate your commercial work from personal, and especially not to put photography alongside with illustration; have different portfolios, dozens of Instagram accounts, etc.
It works for people, who are passionate about one particular metier and are certain about their medium of choice, which is not my case. All I know - is the fact that I enjoy making images, some of them are coming from the inside, some I have to find outside. I understand my personal preferences regarding style and the subject matter and think that they are consistent, whether I work with paint, pen, film or digital camera.
My BA Diploma for ESMOD Paris in 2011Read More
During my last year in ESMOD Paris, we had to participate in a design competition, conducted by famous Parisian shoe atelier-Delage. Together with 3 former classmates, I won the contest. My design "Tyler", from the collection below, was included in the atelier's collection. It was exciting to see my design executed with the usage of finest materials, it was pre-Instagram time, hopefully, soon I will find a snap shot of it.
P.S. Too bad that the winners didn't even get a discount on the pairs of their own designs... Free student labor, ladies, and gentlemen.Read More
It's been a while since I have done any commercial illustrations, recently I have been feeling an urge to draw again. This month I was commissioned to create a set of original icons for a business presentation of one American events production company. Photography has been my main focus for the past 7 years, long enough break from any sort of illustration/painting/drawing activities!Read More