“I hadn’t done any nudes until now,” says Toyber.
“I have photographed a lot of girls in the sex industry, but I
always had them dressed because they’re always exposed and I
wanted to show their faces.” The Ukrainian artist and fashion
photographer shot her fellow collaborators underwater to give the images
a dreamy and tender quality. “It feels a little embryonic and
evokes birth,” she says. The photos also symbolize a more global
form of nurturing. “Water is a resource that we need to protect.
Its future scarcity threatens our survival.”