It was initially intended as a study of sexuality in Russia, but as I was shooting the project, the focus has shifted. For me, the project is equal parts “about people” and very personal. I came in contact with the problems of “the other” which I’ve never encountered before, with human strength and vibrancy I did not expect to find. For me, it’s about the inner demons: fear, trepidation, alienation. I also felt there was something else, not just sex, love or friendship but something pervasive and invisible that envelops everything and makes human connection possible.