Photographers's Statement: Dissatisfaction with my own cultural performance back in Russia made me look for opportunities to immigrate and find a context I would fit in. Deceived by my own expectations, I now find myself stuck between wanting to return and feeling the need to assimilate. Neither seem to be quite feasible.
With every year spent abroad, my memories of home and my family become increasingly distant and fragile. Inability to transcend physical distance and lack of social contact cause anxiety and dissociation. These photographs are a product of my current state of mind.