Shoot the Breeze: Yulia Zinshtein

Intro by Gleb Wilson

Yulia is one of the most thoughtful people you’ll ever meet. Her down-to-earth charm is one of the reasons she can get so much out of her photo subjects, whether it’s a candid photo that captures more than a candid should, or whether it’s a staged photo that looks like a slice of life. Her photography illuminates a very relevant aesthetic and narrative in everyday settings. She da bomb yo!

1. Why do you take photos?
Once I started taking photos I didn’t stop, so who knows why

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?

3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
Fran Drescher as the Nanny

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human? 
My roommate Maxi’s dog

5. What is your favorite smell?
Clean laundry and popcorn

6. Would you like to live forever?
No way in hell

7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date?
That always changes I guess my favorite right now would be of Maxi in front of the pink poster.

8. What’s your favorite pastime? 
Boys (not to be confused with men) and reading Archie comics

9. Do you like having your photo taken? 

10. Who are your favorite photographers, currently? 
Sophie Calle and Paul Graham