Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Life as a Mail-Order Bride: Oksana Makarova

Back in July I got a call from Redux Agency asking me if I wanted to assist a photographer who was flying into Louisville, KY to shoot a portrait session to accompany an article for Marie Claire. I thought this would be a great learning opportunity to work with another photog.
That photog ended up being Melissa Golden, who was a pleasure to work with.
Melissa Golden is a photographer who has been based in the D.C. area mainly shooting for The Wall Street Journal and works with quite a few politicians. Melissa is moving to Los Angeles in the near future, so look for her on the west coast.

The article I assisted Melissa on just came out in this months issue of Marie Claire and is now available online.

We worked with a woman originally from the Ukraine named Oksana Makarova. It's about her struggle as a mail-order bride, coming to the states for a brighter future for her son, being "domesticated" and her struggle to break free from those issues and create a life for herself in the states.

Photo Credit: Melissa Golden/Redux/Redux

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