Snapshots: Anastasia Karkotskaya1 min read

Native to the city of Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan in Russia, Anastasia Karkotskaya has spent most of her adult life in Saint Petersburg. Originally a student of history, she is currently writing her Master’s thesis about cinema in the former Soviet republics during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Karkotskaya’s relationship to photography lies in her imagery; it is inspired not only by cinema and literature, but also by nostalgia and personal memories. Through the lens of her smartphone, her photography is a way for her to express herself and her feelings when words fail to do so. Below are a few pieces depicting friendships and different places between the years of 2013-2018. 

Open fair in Kerch, Crimea, 2013

Kerch, Crimea, 2013

My grandparents balcony in Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan 

My grandparents balcony in Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan 

Nastya with her grandmother at a dacha close to Saint Petersburg

Nastya with her grandmother at a dacha close to Saint Petersburg

An old car in Crimea, 2013

Crimea, 2013

My dear colleague Raya with our group of children after we'd visited the cinema (working in a summer camp for the organization Children of Saint Petersburg), 2018. 

My dear colleague Raya with our group of children after we’d visited the cinema (working in a summer camp for the organization Children of Saint Petersburg), 2018. 

Cezves from Armenia and Crimea in my home in Saint-Petersburg

Cezves from Armenia and Crimea in my home in Saint-Petersburg

The secret place, Georgia, 2015 (by a river)

The secret place, Georgia, 2015

Nudist beach, Cape Fiolent, Crimea, 2013

Nudist beach, Cape Fiolent, Crimea, 2013

A gift from a vacation in Crimea, 2015 (flowers in the airplane's hold)

A gift from a vacation in Crimea, 2015

Nastya, before a performance at the Mariinsky theater  

Nastya, before a performance at the Mariinsky theater  

Educational and scientific base of Saint Petersburg State University, Crimea, 2013

Educational and scientific base of Saint Petersburg State University, Crimea, 2013

Yasha organized a discotheque on the last day of the Children of Saint Petersburg summer camp, 2018

Yasha organized a discotheque on the last day of the Children of Saint Petersburg summer camp, 2018

Yalta, Crimea, 2013 (waves)

Yalta, Crimea, 2013

Crimea, 2013

Crimea, 2013

 

For more of Anastasia Karkotskaya’s photography, follow the links here and here