Simferopol, Ukraine – I love photographing people.  Not anybody specific, just every day people that are going about their lives, doing what they need to do to survive.  They’re so mysterious.  Full of emotion.  One way I enjoy shooting them is finding a backdrop that I’m really in love with.  in this case, i was really drawn to the long shadows cast by the air conditioner and the texture on the wall and window covers.  When I find my backdrop, I’ll start to people-watch, which is really my favorite part.  When you find someone that you really want to shoot, you have to make sure that their body positioning feels natural.  You either get this by being a badass and shooting exactly when you need to, or you do what I do and shoot a as much as you can.

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