Artem Nadyozhin is young photographer from Kiev. Raised in Pervomaisk, a small industrial town on the south of Ukraine, Artem still finds his inspiration in the memories of foggy landscapes and abandoned factories of his hometown which had significant influence on his manner of photography. Lowered contrast, desaturated colors and slightly blurred contours perform the universe Artem is observing through his camera. The world he is willing to show fades away as each moment of our life. That’s why Artem never tells stories or express personalities in picture. He’s just capturing certain moments of life. Like hair movement or sun ray reflection on sea surface — moments that are fleeting and irreversible.
“I guess my projects are random stuff. I never plan the whole shooting or the composition of each shot in advance. Everything – the frame, the composition, the emotion, the light – is just concatenation of circumstances. I use film camera which also adds another element of suddenness. Normally I shoot my friends but my favourite part is shooting strangers. It’s quite strong emotion when you understand that you’re never gonna see this person again and that you’re just catching some moment of his life”.