The utopia of photography for me is the ideal image of a person: who he is not, but who he always wanted to be. The project “My Holland” #mynetherlands_project clearly reflects the utopian idea.
I am inspired by historical painting. In this case, the work of Dutch masters. My heroes – ordinary modern people, not models, try on the images of noble gentlemen, for a few minutes becoming them. This is the instant I need to capture. The unity of the past and the present.
This moment is an exciting moment of truth, for which the whole shooting takes place. In my portraits people are not happy, their faces are thoughtful, thoughts are deep. It was as if the weight of the history of the past centuries had fallen on their shoulders. Even in children’s portraits. I can forgive cowardice, but I do not tolerate hypocrisy. Another criterion of my portraits is that they are honest and Frank. They are the essence, the idea of my characters. Such as they really are. Perhaps they see THEMSELVES in these portraits for the first time.