TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Still Life

From Routines to Inspiration, From Fear to Belief

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Nataliia Hresko
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha A6300, 16-50mm, F / 3.5-5.6, 1.5x Crop Factor.
  • Photo Date

These works arose from own emotions and experiences. A woman in the family is surrounded by a platitude of things that form repetitive routines. This series show how a mother with many children ran away from the routine, finding sophistication and beauty in the simplest surrounding objects. As the war began in Ukraine, the perception of everyday life changed. There are new challenges - protection of life. The last photos is about the pain of loss, emotional emptiness caused by constant stress and tension from the war. Also - about the belief in the victory and reconstruction of Ukraine.

I live and work in Kyiv. Studied in the `Kyiv School of Photography` In a year of learning, I developed expertise and discovered a fascinating world of art photography. I was studying aesthetics and composition under the mentorship of a renowned Ukrainian photographer and art expert - Dimitri Bogachyk. Photography for me is one of the ways of self-expression. It is full of freedom to express, create and inspire. It is as a way to capture a moment, embrace it with my vision and evoke deep emotions in the viewers and allow them to feel the harmony within the scene.