Maria was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She currently resides in Oakland, CA. She picked up a camera just a few years ago and never thought she would end up feeling so passionate about photography at the time but a little flame was lit rather quickly, and she all of a sudden was able to materialize instances from daydreams.
Mostly, Maria is influenced by the vision of dreams and everyday life, childhood memories, the interactions with people, the feelings that arise, and the films and works of other artists.
She tries to create a different world with photography, a world that doesn’t exist but that some people might want to be a part of.