Margo Ovcharenko (previously featured February 2013) is a Russian photographer who creates tense, potent portraits. She uses silence and light to imbue them a fragile sense of impending violence – of strength and vulnerability in the face of adolescence.
Above all, I’m trying to avoid the effect of pose. Some time ago, I realized that nothing makes me happier than this moment when the models reveal themselves as a whole without lying. I don’t want to transform the people to make them more or less attractive. Like in the 19th century paintings, which I have always admired a lot, I put the stress on light, colour and silence.