A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography by Katya Ilina. Model is Diana. Make up, hair and styling by Daria Khazova. Fashion by 3.3 Field Trip, 8seconds, Alice and the Pirates, Daria Khazova, DKNY, Hanes, Muji, Nike, Shein, Supreme, YAN13, & Other Stories.
Katya Ilina is a Russian born and Toronto based portrait, fashion and documentary photographer. Her works explore themes of the cultural identity of people and their environments in the context of globalization.
Having grown up in a culture on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, she spent several years living and working in countries like the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the US and Canada. This allowed Ilina to see and experience interconnections between the cultures while reflecting back on her personal identity. Thus, her artistic influences range from Fauvists and Russian avant-garde painters to symbolism of nature in Asian arts. Katya’s works were exhibited in multiple cities in the UK and South Korea.