Igor Samolet is a professional documentary photographer, who was born in 1984, Russia. Igor currently based in Moscow, the main theme of his creation is human relations. Working on projects for a long time and in personal places, the author reaches the necessary level of truth and openness and gets the possibility to see not only the joyful part of life. Igor is interested not in outer reasons of his characters’ actions, but the nature of their intimate cravings and wishes.

He created “be happy!” project in a small town in northern Russia. Unfavorable living conditions, lack of prospects make the reality of Samolet’s characters. Adolescence is a period of mistakes and drive when everything is doubtful and questionable and the main ability is an ability to feel. An action without a goal defines acts of his characters.

“What will happen with them later? I want them to be happy.”