With 2 million followers on Instagram, Gayana is one of Moscow's most famous models.
Of course the expectations are high when you're teaming up with a name almost all of Moscow's 12 million residents recognize.
And to be honest, I wasn't expecting an answer first time I sent her a message.
...couple of days later I was on a fast train to Moscow!
Gayana is my first ever experience stepping out of the ordinary portraiture, and shooting something provocative.
Working with her taught me skills I previously didn't have, and shown me that being shy isn't a virtue in this business.
Gayana, I am forever grateful to you for recognizing me and helping me shape myself into a photographer I am today!