A Russian born and native speaker, I'm currently residing in Helena MT, though I frequently travel to Bozeman and the Washington/Oregon coast.
I have had several years in front of the lens, and am now slowly exploring the vast world behind the camera. For the past 5 years I have been posing for cosplay - anime/video games/Sci-fi costumes mostly made by me, so the transition from "character" modeling to "normality" seems rather fluid. I believe emotions and the face play as much a role in beautiful modeling photography as the rest of the body's posing, extending the cohesion and vibrancy.
I'm open to a few TFP/CD shoots (no nudes or otherwise implied), but due to time constraints with college and personal projects, I'm forced to pick and choose where and with whom I work with, paid projects having priority. If you're interested in shooting with me, please provide specific ideas on location, concepts, themes, and compensation; simply messaging me and saying "Hey I wanna shoot!" will tell me nothing, so I probably won't reply.
I'm interested in innovative, collaborative works, bringing something new and exciting to the table, and can bring a unique and intriguing wardrobe to the set. I'm able to adapt to a variety of situations and locations, and will go to the extreme to get "that one shot", including high weather-tolerance.
"If it doesn't hurt, you're doing it wrong."
I also can provide lots of colorful and eye-pleasing wigs, props, costumes, and mostly do my own hair and makeup.
I have been published in magazines like OTACOOL2, CosplayGen and Cosmode, and featured on several websites including DannyChoo.com, Onet.pl, Game Informer, and Kotaku. For full details, please visit http://etaru.com
I WILL BE IN NORTHERN EUROPE FROM AUGUST 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 2012. If you're a photographer in the Scandinavian area and interested in shooting with me, please send me a private message with details of your proposal.