Russian Interiors

by Andy Rocchelli

An intimate portrait of Russian women in their private spaces. Andy started travelling to Russia in 2010, where he spent a considerable amount of time working as a freelance photographer and covering several stories in different places. Russian Interiors was born out of a side job that allowed Andy to cover his expenses while staying in Moscow; he challenged local professional competitors, accustomed to working in dedicated environments, by offering low cost portraits to single women in their apartments.
Quickly, this expedient bloomed into a hefty body of work. This archive includes portraits he shot for his customers and photos he kept for himself. The core of this work is, of course, deeper than its initial commercial purpose: soon, this method developed into a key to access private spaces and stories, to better understand the intimate aspects of Russian women.

Press and features

2nd prize, Category portraits, stories, 2015
Cataloging desire and a reluctant but necessary eulogy in ‘Russian Interiors’
Russian Interiors, ricordando Andy Rocchelli