Polina Washington (25 years old) live in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
She was born in a small town – Veliky Novgorod but she moved to Saint-Petersburg to enter the University. Graduated as a Director of Photography from University of Cinema and Television where she started shooting 35mm film. Photography happened to be more attractive to her then cinematography so she started looking for her way in that direction. She has been shooting film over 10 years and spent 5-6 of them working with a multiple exposure and film soaking technique. This period defined her as an artist, She has got a lot of responses and feedback, collaborations and publications. It helped her to realize herself as a visual artist first of all and that photography was a huge part of her. Now she began exploring new ideas in photography.
“The idea of “Solution” series was very personal at first. I’d been shooting 35mm film for a long time, all my works had a kind of “mysterious” shade but after almost 6 years woking in one style, I really wanted to explore more and I couldn’t feel any satisfaction from the process of creating images, it seemed to be more like a habit. The question was in borders that I’d built over my creative process and it didn’t give me a possibility to notice something new, to have a wider sight. So “Solution” became my attempt to step out of my comfort zone to feel myself more free as an artist in a question of choosing things to capture – I just wanted to notice beauty and harmony in the most common things, which are basically around me, my ordinary life. Also the idea of acceptance is really important here. I had a feeling that I always needed some special atmosphere, place or area to shoot. The result was in my inability to notice picturesque plots in any other situations. Everything had changed with a “Solution” – for now I’m free to capture even walking with my dog – I never know where I can meet my plot so I try to carry my camera everywhere I go.”
“Besides the personal ideas, I started to pay attention how some humanity elements weave into nature and I was absolutely charmed by some combinations. Light, physics laws, grass, water – all this in an interrelation of people’s creations. It’s about humanity and Nature symbiosis. I love to observe how nature elements get through human objects, buildings and vice versa. It’s about colors, forms and harmony in united symbiosis of people’s and nature’s art as a new sort of Universe architecture. It seems for me to be some kind of spirit of our time – when you can’t separate nature from humanity. This series helps me to accept the world around as it is”.
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