‘Nick jumped in the water and this shot happened’: Pasha Francuz’s best phone picture
How the Ukraine-born photographer, on a hot day by a pool in San Francisco, came to snap Santa socks
Pasha Francuz was born in Chernivtsi, in western Ukraine, but left eight years ago, living in Poland and Italy before settling near San Francisco with his wife and teenage daughter.
“A friend in Kyiv, Oleg, is a fashion designer, and sent me a few pairs of his socks to take some marketing shots of. It was one of the hottest days of the year, so I was down by our apartment complex’s pool with my friend and neighbour Nick. We took a series of photos, then Nick jumped in the water and this shot happened,” Francuz says.