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© Elena Govorenkova
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Conservation
Russia

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

I am 20 years old, I leave from my parents to live an independent family. After the familiar and understandable area where I grew up and became an adult, I get to the area. This is the working district of the St. Petersburg suburb, gloomy and not hospitable.

My life here was not easy, but I began to love my “small homeland” and accept this as it is, with imperfection around. When you walk along these streets it seems that time has stopped. It was conserved.

These buildings are 100 years old, they are not protected by the state, as architectural monuments. But this is also the history of the city. Not very famous and not advertised.

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Saint Petersburg_February_2019

Elena Govorenkova
Photography for me is always the discovery of something new. A new person, a new profession, an event in which I would never have appeared if it were not for the saving lens, through which the world is seen differently. Each person is a huge interesting world. Before shooting, I try to talk people on topics of interest, to listen more. Only when you become “your own” do you discover not only your front facade, but also the real true one. I love to walk around the city and find "new in the old". The lens helps to frame the frame and the usual street on which you walk for years, suddenly show their real face. Sometimes I look at the cracked paint on the wall, and I see objects and shapes.

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