One of my favourite images from my week residency on the abandoned Finnish island of Källskär with Matilda as my beautiful model.
Thought it would be nice to put in an image that is going to be in the book to lift spirits! Reception room of Baltika Hotel, Kaliningrad, 2010.
Lovely Katia with those stunning eyes! Hopefully she’ll be in the book in another format…
This was very hard for me to let go of. Kill your darlings and all that is heartbreaking… It will be used it someway or another, it must be!
My final visit to Kaliningrad this past April. I realised after my second day that this was my final trip and the project I’d been working on for 3yrs was complete. I’d been told by others that I would know when it was over but didn’t really trust myself. So relieved to have it come to an end but now comes the hard work.
Luckily for Jenya I photographed her on many of my trips. This was a chilly evening stroll around the upper lake trying to figure out the world.