A few weeks ago I met Olga in a gallery after she asked about the camera I had around my neck, which happened to be a YashicaMat medium format film camera. We struck up a conversation and ended up talking for over an hour about art and photography. We traded information and agreed that we should shoot together soon.
Today Olga made the long trek up to the hinterlands of Inwood. What I thought would be a quick, two-hour shoot turned into a full day event. We shot a little, ate pumpkin bread and yogurt, drank good coffee, took more great photos. She was beautiful, a joy to shoot and had a fun, playful spirit. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday.
I never thought of Ukrainians as so exotic looking.