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St. Petersburg, Russia – March 2017. Way
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St. Petersburg, Russia – March 2017. Way

Substratum, photo essay by Natalia Yakovleva

While I was once again following my usual route in a typical park of suburbs all of a sudden I found myself standing and gazing at a crack in a pavement.
As I watched grey layer of asphalt gradually turning into soil or vice versa the park itself ceased being something manmade or natural, instead starting to seem as a single system. And this system appeared to me as a system of elements integrating and crumbling , creating new entities, though at the same time there existed certain unity of movement, flow and transformation. In that shift of the shape they’d been losing their differences and contrasts and turned into indefinite substratum for an instant and reincarnated again.
I wanted to examine all that closer , to understand whether the lowest, fundamental layer of reality exists or that simply was an eternal quest for the starting point, intrinsic to human nature.

(by Natalia Yakovleva)

March 2017. Burrow
April 2017. Сonversion
March 2017. Voidness
April 2017. Whisper
May 2017. Pervasion
April 2017. Origin
St. Petersburg, Russia –May 2017. Glow
April 2017
May 2017. Circulation

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Natalia Yakovleva
Natalia Yakovleva. (b.1982, Leningrad, Russia), independent photographer, visual researcher. I live and work in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In my works, I explore surround reality, put on my senses in visual images.

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