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.

Newest visual content appears in my blog. And, for the sake of convenience, some of my photography is located on InstagramPinterestTumblrVine, and 500px.