Photography is almost like oxygen to me.
Name: Natalia Urazmetova
Hometown: Hailed from the Ural Mountains city Ufa, Russia. Now escaped to London after spending years in Moscow.
Style of photography: versatile, ambiguous and fluctuating
Cameras: Hasselblad 503CW, Contax T3, Nikon FM2, Canon 1Ds.
Website: http://hiddenshine.com, Flickr
What gives you inspiration?
The pulse of life in general, in its puzzling and intriguing manifestations and paradoxes, is my paramount source of inspiration. What else? A wolfish and constant appetite for communication and discoveries. Emotional thrills provoked by music, movies and literature. And, curiously enough, mistakes I’ve made in my life.
What are your influences?
There are so many brilliant artists, who massively influence my own work and shape my vision. The most crucial are Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, Daido Moriyama, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bill Henson, Roni Horn, Andrey Tarkovsky.
Why did you choose these photos?
They tell a story of the present moment of my life, although I’m hoping these photographs also entail some sort of a subtle aura and feeling that is able to trigger other people’s minds and spirits. Besides, they embrace something peculiar about my personal photographic vocabulary and reflect on the subject matter, which catalyzes my interest.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is almost like oxygen to me. It is the medium that keeps my mind working, my emotions rolling and my frenzy glowing. Photography is an immense tool that allows articulation of feelings, anxieties, passions, fears and dreams. By clicking the shutter release and sequencing the world around me, I am aspiring to balance the motives, intellectual on the one hand and intuitive on the other.
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