Letters & Essays
art & photography
by Julia Dragan
"... at the moment I froze on the spot for a few seconds, minutes or hours? I do not know exactly. And then I just thought about how to vanish in that fantastic space-time before the others come for me. "
I waited for you. I looked for you.
your sleepless nights
fragile constructions by the water’s edge.
And you go where the mood takes you…
I’m not afraid… I am free.
In a search of shapes, passages of light, curves of shadows and lines, I inevitably end up at the intersection of my most beloved motifs: nature/woman/city. Attempting to match them, while shaping it all into black and white, I try to picture with the light and shadow things which trouble, delight or inspire me.
“When I was a kid,” writes Moscow-born photographer Sergey Neamoscou, “my favorite pastime was looking through my dad’s photo albums. There were photos from his youth, his military service… Even today, I still love looking through people’s photo albums, but I always dread those last few pages, not because it’s over, no―because they are always empty.”