— What was the most difficult in the work?
— To establish a relationship with the inhabitants and the monks of the main island. Almost nobody spoke english. But then at the end of our first trip we met Dasha Morozova, a teacher of the Solovki School who speaks very well english. We hired her as a fixer and things became easier for us. Thank to her we started to meet people, families, monks, we could enter to their houses, talk with them and finally portrait them.