Natasha Lozinskaya is a documentary and art photographer from Russia, now based in Saint Petersburg. She graduated from Moscow Literary Institute with a specialization in poetry, and then moved to the field of photography. Photography has become another expression of poetry for her and an attempt to find a national identity and harmony with the world around, to convey nostalgic feeling of a lost home. Through photography she explores such themes as relationship with the past and homeland, archetypes, mystical realism, social and cultural features of the Russian outback in different regions.
Natasha Lozinskaya is a participant of many collective exhibitions. Her projects were published in such editions as “Dodho Magazine”, “Private”, “Colta”, “Novaya”, “Zapovednik”, “Republic”.
I moved to the small village “Golubitskaya” on the Azov Sea shore after my parents. Therefore, this resettlement became rather forced for me. This series of photographs were taken during a year as an attempt to explore Kuban closer, learn it from the inside, and cope with the very “Russian emptiness” surrounding anyone who finds himself in the outback. The emptiness makes us nostalgic and clinging to the past. And the wide vastness of the Kuban becomes the link between locals and visitors, between the past and the present. The vastness attracts the eye, offers to pause, stop the flight of time and merge with emptiness – and this is the attractive magic of the Kuban land.