Can you tell us a bit more about you?

I'm Darya. I'm living in the limited country with an unlimited mind.  For now, I found myself in photography. Recently went deeper into short filmmaking. 

For me, the sense of human living is love and freedom. I appreciate all these insane artists who shared their creative heads with us.


Where are you from?

I'm from Belarus. It's former USSR country.

Where do you live now?

I'm still living in the country I was born - Belarus. I am obsessed with travelling, I sometimes consider I live everywhere. At least I like to think so.


Tell us a bit about your background?

I was raised as an ordinary child from the times of USSR. No matter that our country has a background, I always wished to go beyond its limits.

How would you describe your style, image, storytelling?

I love to observe people, their day to day actions, movements, how they talk, what they feel. It's the only unique moment you can catch and nobody knows if it will ever repeat. I find myself mostly in street photography. I truly believe it's the way to show that life is not the past or future, it's the very moment, right now. Do you remember the song "Don't worry be happy" by musician Bobby McFerrin? So live now, stay happy, appreciate your time. 

Also, there is a place for architecture and nature in my photography. I'm sure what you see around you has the impact on your mental condition. The streets, buildings, signs, graffiti, roads, trees, hills, etc provoke people to act and feel according to what they see. It's important for us, emotional humans, to find this beauty around.


Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I take inspiration from the little things around that are difficult to notice in our everyday rush life.

There are amazing photographers I admire, like Daido Moriyama, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Vivian Maier, Elliot Erwitt, etc.

When your passion for photography begin?

It was the time my father gifted me his film photo camera Zenit ET and ФЭД-5 when I was around 10 years old. I was very passioned to take photos of everything I saw. I loved the process of developing films and getting real paper pictures. I still love printing my photos. It has a difference to watch on the screen and watch on the paper.

What are your biggest accomplishments? 

 The possibility to do what I like and grow in this sphere every day.


What is your favourite filmmaker?

I have few of them, such as Kim Ki-Duk, Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino.

And two anime artists/directors: Hayao Miyazaki and Makoto Shinkai.

What is your favourite place to travel?

It's GB, London. I took really great inspiration from this city. I would like to visit Asian countries (for me it's a different world) and Scandinavian countries (amazing landscape photography).

What is your motto in life? 

Every day small victories.