Kiev based Anna Laznya´s work consists of analog snapshots. Usually moments full of youthful spirit, with a thoughtful touch added. We asked her 7 quick questions and if you want to see more of her work, please check out her flickr page.
Do you remember the first photo you ever took?
I’d love to know. Most of my childhood photos were taken with Soviet cameras like Smena and Zenit. That must be why I use them today. In the early 90’s we got a Kodak snapshot camera, a “soap case” as people call them here. I bet my first photo was taken with it. It’s still alive somewhere taped together with a gaffer tape. Indestructible.
What is your best childhood memory?
Summers in the country. I love nature. There’s nothing better for a big city kid. It felt like the whole life was full of daily adventures and experiences. Horse back riding in the woods, bungee jumping from the cliff, cycling around and exploring everything around you.
Your images transmit such a nostalgic and youthful feeling. How would you describe your own work?
I try to capture the feeling, moment and emotion in time to tell a story. To bring back a memory or evoke a feeling. That’s why I only shoot on film. I feel it’s the best way to capture this imperfect moment and preserve it.
Do you take your camera everywhere you go?
I do. At least a little one or sometimes too many. There will always be something worth capturing.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I’d love to go to Japan. To be able to see some rural parts, nature and big monster city. And of course to explore Iceland, the place of power and intense natural beauty.
Favorite music artist?
I haven’t had a single favourite for many years now. I would rather say, my favourite is anything that moves me, from electronic to hip hop and old punk addictions.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Creating, doing, experiencing. There are many plans and many obstacles but the plan is to get the most out of life.