Tough guys in Paris and gritty landscapes from the young Russian photographer
Besides studying architecture, the young Russian photographer Nastya Vinogradova dedicates her spare time to photographing her favourite subject - people. Sensitively capturing tough-looking young boys on black & white and colour film, Vinogradova also explores the geometrical contrasts in outer spaces and portrays landscapes with an almost impressionist sense:
"For the past 6 years I have been living in Saint Petersburg. It’s beautiful, quieter and calmer than Moscow. Every place has its own atmosphere, idea, function, aesthetics; it influences you and conditions some perception. Two years ago we had Andrea Varani’s exhibition here, the colours in his works and composition base inspired me at that moment. I started to make uncomplicated model test shoots, photographed girls and boys when I had free time... I think I mostly enjoy photographing people. You need to communicate, try to catch something in them. I also like to take pictures outside. For example, you can find a specific place that inspires you, it provides some idea, atmosphere, colours, structure and you can add a person and make a kind of story."