Natalia Pokrovskaya | Moscow, Russia

Short bio…

I’m a self-taught photographer, living in Moscow, Russia and having a day job as a creative group head in a large advertising agency. As a freelance photographer, worked for GEO, Bestlife, Stereo & Video magazines, now concentrated on pursuing personal fine art documentary projects. “The Edge Effect” is supposed to be finalised by the end of the year as a photo book. I studied at Fotodepartament.ru’s “Photography as a study”, the “Overcoming Photography” course.

You shoot film because…

Honestly, because I’m lazy. Film does half of my job, providing picture that can’t be achieved with any digital camera – especially when I’m shooting with my Hasselblad 501CM. And it also makes me more concentrated on what I’m about to do before pressing the shutter. And what can compare to browsing at a film store, it’s like a candy shop on Sunday!

Your photography feels like...

I love to think of it as of a thread that leads you from reality into a dream making you discover things you’d never thought about. But I don’t stick to any particular style in general – I love to experiment with visual approaches and techniques, choosing the right one for the concept at hand.

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