The Russian documentary and portrait photographer, Daria Troitskaia, was born in Saint Petersburg, brought up in Vienna, and is now living in Milan, Italy. Formally trained at an art school and well-versed in graphic and web design, she has also worked as an art director before she turned to photography full-time. Guided by her continuous interest in photography on a practical and a theoretical level, she completed several courses in photography, among them the “Sotheby’s course Art as Global Business”, to enhance her skills in photography and art. She is releasing “Maltese Exposures”, a book with street photography motives of Malta in 2020, she is now working on several photography projects. Apart from shooting and learning photography, Troitskaia is also interested in the cameras themselves: she has assembled an impressive collection of cameras and enjoys experimenting with different equipment. Daria also collects art and photography books.
As a “reporter”, she poses and offers a look at the city and at the people, which creates a sometimes comical shift in banal everyday scenes, extracting us from their routine. She returns her part from child to adult, and that is good to see.