NINA IS A....WHY AM I TALKING IN THIRD PERSON?
A child of Russian émigrés, I've lived throughout North America—from the mountains to the prairies. At times, this allowed me to gain access to unprecedented nature-oriented photographic opportunities. My other favorite places to shoot are Russia, Europe, and, of course, all throughout my beloved Japan, though I fear that the latter's macaques and ravens are getting a little tired of me!
And when I'm not chasing animals (or people!), I'm clicking away at the computer: after years as a graphic designer in the financial industry, I am involved in all aspects of publishing along with illustration and, yes, more design.
The other hat I wear pertains to my PhD in History: independent analysis in the area of modern and contemporary Russia along with translating and editing texts on philosophy, culture, and political science.