"I try to make my images have a sense of mystery and privacy, which I believe makes the viewer want to see them more. Human beings are curious by nature, and we love seeing something we think we’re not supposed to see. So, if anything I’m playing with human curiosity."
Anastasia originally went to school for theater. At first she hated photography because she thought every photographer was a portrait/studio one. But one of her teachers introduced her to more conceptual artists and thats where she began taking photography. She then realized she could incorporate her theater/acting background into pictures which I think she does very well. All of her work is so poetic and captures raw emotion like you would see on a stage or in a film. I love the emotion in her work, it deals a lot with her own childhood. She takes these images that should be very personal to her but somehow they are very universal.