Check out my latest photo essay on Matador Trips! It’s called 20 iPhone portraits of Kiev.

I’ve been working on it for a while now and had hoped it would be published around this time. The Euro 2012 started there just a few days ago so a lot of attention is on Ukraine right now. I’m really hoping they make it through the championships without anything going too terribly wrong. They are already facing all kinds of accusations of racism and corruption. Sad to say, but I’m not surprised..

Come on, Ukraine – you’re far too beautiful of a country with so much potential. Hope we start seeing some positive changes happening soon.

Love, Larissa