The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
“I’m not the type of person that keeps looking back at my own past. I don’t even have too much memory of my own past. So I think about what I can do going forward in the future, based on what I’ve done already.
And the show curator, Michael Darling, looked at the overview of my painting history, but for me, looking back just brings up the sentiment of embarrassment.”
Director of Photography/editor
For the second installment of Counterfeit Culture, Highsnobiety’s first-ever documentary series, we headed to Moscow to find what’s driving Russia’s thriving market for fake streetwear. Russia’s counterfeit industry stretches back decades, to when Communism isolated the country from Western products. Now, almost 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s borders are open, but a fragile economy, international sanctions and low wages has kept the country’s demand for fakes alive and well.