Next up in our Cooler x O’Neill ambassador project series is photographer Dasha Love. We’ve just filmed her skating on the roof of our office (sneaked in on the weekend too – health and safety bla bla bla – anyway, don’t tell anyone), we can’t wait to edit that video, but if you want to see Dasha strike a pose, check out our Cooler x O’Neill fashion shoot video for now. And make sure you read her blog about her art, her friends, fave travel destinations and how she ended up doing analogue photography.
Hello my name is Dasha. I was born in Moscow city and moved to London about eight years ago. I am a photographer and have a blog. Sometimes I get modelling jobs, that’s in fact how Britta and me met. My friend asked me to model for Cooler for some roof top festival shoot, and we have done a lot of work together since. I like London because you can meet all sorts of cool people in this city.
This is me:
I love travelling, my favourite destinations are Tokyo, St Petersburg and LA to see my friends:
I like taking pictures of my friends and I end up hanging out with models too sometimes. I interned for Cobrasnake in LA a few years ago, now I work with Cooler and Vice magazines.
I use film for my pictures. When I did my A-levels I took black and white film pictures and spent time in the darkroom. Then I studied illustration, but some time ago I decided I was bored of spending all my time in front of a computer doing illustration and started taking pictures. I was lucky to meet photographer Moni Haworth at that time. My other inspirations are Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, though I haven’t watched Spring Breakers yet.
I’m also really inspired by Russia, skaters and teenagers. I’m not sure if I have a style yet, but I think my work is all about youth.