The IKONA mag
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  • 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.

  • Daria Amarant

    I am interested in faces with fairy peculiarities (for example, freckles, quite thin constitution, beautiful hands, texturized profile, long hair with natural colour), in faces that plunge me into antiquity and Pre-Raphaelite paintings spirit, as well as “incorrect” non-standard faces. I also like impersonalized stills. They create some special feeling of unreality.

  • Varya Borodkina

    For me, self-expression sounds egoistic. I’d rather want your attention focus on what you missed and I noticed, show a moment that I witnessed, and you didn’t. I am behind the camera, and you see the world from my perspective. You become me for a couple of seconds.

  • Sasha Chaika

    A moment of beauty can last for a second, for a minute and for a year, nevertheless it is very short-lived. And I think I could like it for a second once. But now I am tired of it already.

  • Kristina Lerner

    I can’t avoid destruction. It seems to me to be one of the human features: to destroy and to renew. If you don’t destroy something in the proper time it will become stagnant and waste away one after another. The same situation is with good and bad people. There black and white in a man.

  • Anton Shebetko

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

  • Natalya Schlyahovaya

    Photoart is a reflection of changes and personal development and also a sociocultural experience in which you exist and replicate yourself. But it is more interesting to plunge your foot into a puddle.

  • 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.

  • Roman Mokrov

    I have taught myself to see so. Partly because I can’t live without irony and take everything seriously. I see at the angle. I turn out to be a “jolly cynic”. I see any situation from the outside.

  • 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.

  • Private word

    Covered by platitudes, openly or secretly censored, spiced up with a pack of stereotypes, deep underneath rests something that has long been digested by generations. IKONA invited young artists to share their vision of love with the public, but once again it turned out that it is not a simple matter.

  • Sasha Favorov

    Casual relationships. Sasha Favorov about playing with objects.

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