My name is Orfa Ryakhovskaya.
I spent my childhood the North of Central Asia. There I received a higher musical education in the piano class. Years later, I started teaching piano and writing music in neoclassical style. This helped me to hear my inner voice more clearly and to structure my energies better.
I have always loved beauty in all its manifestations.
Since I was 3 years old, I have been drawing faces day after day and observing their features. I didn't need any living friends or books at all... my world was in my drawings and dreams. I talked to my paintings and gave them consciousness, created new stories and plots. All this was mixed with the world of sounds and consonances, in music classes or when listening to music. Most of all, I loved to feel the compositions of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff on my skin.
At the age of 10, I tried to write a Gothic fairy tale novel, because I have always been interested in people and their content.
As I got older, I was overwhelmed by travel, I managed to live in Northern and Southern Italy, in the south of France and in the center of the art world, in a brilliant light - Paris. I was fascinated by traveling in Germany, Poland, Latvia and the whole Middle East (I still dream of living there thoroughly). Absorbing different cultures and codes, I was going to change.
I chose St. Petersburg as the place for my house, my house stands on the very bank of the Neva River.
In the summer of 2021, I accidentally picked up a camera...and everything that was accumulated inside me began to manifest itself outside, in matter.
I will continue to look for answers in the pictures of my consciousness and subconscious, and understand people better...
Faces that I met once, and thoughtfully remembered afterwards... I wanted to understand their spiritual secrets, subtle pain and fleeting sadness.
I often saw twilight in people's eyes. I want to master the light and learn to highlight the fire in the eyes of the beholder.
Great beauty as a part of our memory...