Kristina Kazarina is a professional photographer who shares her inner sensuality and turmoil with every picture she gives to the world. To Kazarina, photography is a therapy–a form of expressing herself. While none of the photos below are what you’d consider a traditional self-portrait, she is sharing a very intimate portion of herself with each of them.
Kazarina does not love women as sexual objects, but rather as beautiful and sensual beings. In her view, a woman should never deny her sexual side, as that is the very things that allows her to be self-sufficient. Join us now as we take a brief step into Kazarina’s world, which we know affectionately as, sensuality provocateur.
Urbasm: What is it about the female form that you find most inspiring?
Kristina Kazarina: Most inspiring for me is the female essence. The body is just a shell—You can take pictures of a dummy if all you are interested in is the shape.
Urb: Describe the sexiest photo shoot you’ve ever been on?
KK: Hard to say. It is very exciting to photograph with a nude model for the first time.
Urb: What do you look for when choosing a new model?
KK: There is a certain type of appearance to which I respond. In my models, there is a lot in common despite the fact that they are different in appearance. Brunettes cling more. Speaking frankly, usually I use someone else’s body for self-portraits. Perhaps it’s my way to express myself.
Urb: Do you have a favorite celebrity you would like to work with?
KK: Emily Ratajkowski—to work with her; it’s a dream.
Urb: Do you have a ritual you do on the morning of a shoot to get you in the right frame of mind?
KK: Required morning ritual is a huge cup of latte.
Urb: What is the best photo idea you’ve had that ended in disappointment?
KK: I’m pretty self-critical and demanding of yourself, so I always feel I have “so-so results.” I feel the opposite sense of disappointment when the pictures are better than what I expected.
Urb: What is the most dangerous (or risky) photo shoot you have ever accomplished?
KK: My most risky shot is perhaps a wedding on an airplane.