... like birds

PhotographerYuliya Orehova
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMoscow, Russian Federation
Photo Date10 Jan 2017
Entry Description

Series "Like birds" is about freedom, internal sense of flight. About inspiration. All the kids are flying in a dream. Over the years these dreams are becoming less and less. Study, work, relationships, wealth, everyday problems - all this puts pressure on us and we all dream less. But it's so simple - to stop for a second. Relax. Throw away all the unnecessary and imaginary. Close your eyes and fly. Like birds do. Leonardo da Vinci: "Once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

About Photographer

Born and raised in Kaliningrad. Graduated from the Baltic Federal University of Immanuel Kant, Department of Philology. In 2000 moved to St. Petersburg where received the second higher education in St. Petersburg state University (Journalism). More than 10 years worked as a journalist, photographer, editor at various publications. Wrote scripts for local tv series. In 2016 released a collection of prose “Sunny”. Since 2006 living and working as commercial photographer in Moscow. Awards: IPA 2015 (Professional) - Honorable Mention, series “Waking dreams” in categories Fine Art; Collage ND Awards 2015 (Professional) - 3rd place, series “Waking dreams” in Fine Art – Photomanipulation ND Awards 2015 (Professional) - Honorable Mention, series “Women as food” - Fine Art - Conceptual About her creations: "All my photos in fact are a self-portrait, which I have been trying to collect from the pieces for several years. From one character I take some external features, from another one - the mood, from the third one - the situation where the personage placed in ... In the end everything goes into a single image. Anyway all these things seem to me in this way."