The IKONA mag
ISSUE 1
on KICKSTARTER
Roma Khleb
  • Dima Semenovykh

    In Russia people are liars who say they take in photogaphy only. Believe me, they either sell stuff or have an illegal casino. Everyone except Kaidash, of course.

  • Nikita Pirogov

    I like the way you can give life to something that already exist and see different edges of what you’ve already seen using photography. Kind of a rebirth of already existing essence and its recognition.

  • Julia Abzaltdinova

    French writer Andre Gide once said: «Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again». If concepts can be conditionally replicated, but masterly fulfilled, you can say more and show wider.

  • Kristina Podobed

    In ten years my projects will become clearer for the audience and more mysterious for me.

  • Anton Shebetko

    Reaction is different – from enmity to acceptance. But you can’t please everyone - I don’t photograph bears in pine forest.

  • Artem Mishukov

    We’re all synchronized with everything; something has an effect on us, and we have an effect on something else – it’s like a flood. Man always asks himself: «What am I doing and why?» and it is the same in art. Some events just push you to it.

  • Lisa Dedova

    It’s my way of cooperation with myself. Watching at just-made picture I can think over the things I felt at the moment that I have caught. Due to photography I understand myself better, I am aware of what is important for me and what is indifferent.

  • Ekaterina Smuraga

    The matter is the time runs so fast as someone crazy is striving for it. So most of all in photography I like the ability to freeze time.

  • Aleksey Ponomarchuk

    I would like to learn colour printing and put leg over neck.

  • Dennis Baburov

    What is the Volga today? What is specific about the people that live around? What is the river’s future? These are the questions I try to answer.

  • Varvara Lozenko

    You need to think more, it’s not so easy. There’s a lot of senseless, inessential images that are often meaningless to a person who made them. This is what Roland Barthes called “excessive photography”. He died years ago but what would he say now at the time of Instagram?

  • Yana Romanova

    It is important regularly to be among like-minded people and to be torched by difficult questions, to be occasionally unbalanced and drawn out of your comfort zone – for you to become more sensitive to the world. And, certainly, it is important to have someone to discuss your work with.

  • Vadim Popov

    If I will accidently bump into a dementor from Azkaban, he would probably turn into forty years old Vadim. He will have lacklustre eyes, doing work that he doesn’t like. I couldn’t live like that.

  • Stas Kalashnikov

    Eventually I notice that my photographs are changing, for example, every month I delete half of what I did before. I constantly update something new and delete something too.

  • Olya Ivanova

    I like to photograph Russia. Here I can see a double bottom behind a picture, be nostalgic, laugh and feel pain in my heart. All my impressions here are absolutely personal and concern me.

  • Anna Danilova

    Every story about me will have a slight flavor of Russian cinematography melancholy. I don’t know if it’s me or a life that I’m living.

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