NYC skater girl series
Documenting female skateboarding community in New York City.
2021 - ongoing
I started skateboarding when I was a teenager in Moscow in early 2000's. The lifestyle of abdication was my salvation, from myself, mostly. I was one of 20 skater girls in a city of 9 mil. I loved the glory without the glamor. I loved the manic commitment. I never really stopped.
Now living in NYC, in our era of diversity and decentralization, the rise of popularity of skateboarding among girls is palpable, especially recently. I felt compelled to document this glorious female movement of expression, of courage, of entertainment without consumption, of non-conformist community supporting individualism, of girls being bad, being girls.