I Was Following You And I Lost Myself by Anna Hahoutoff

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”I spent years before I found the snow again and I had no idea how much I had missed it.
I missed this silent companion in peculiar lighting, the weight of its soundless storm, forming a delicate coat.
I followed you to Lapland, and together we roamed, trying to chase that point where earth meets sea, where, if nothing lives it survives.
We sometimes walked at the same pace and I was often behind, taking time to take it all in, watching your back.”
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”After two days of blizzard, we couldn’t see ground from sky.
We didn’t stop walking, exhilarated, getting fearlessly deeper and deeper into the white cloud.
Our steps squeaking in the snow, I was following your footsteps.
I was following you and I lost myself.”
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”It is more of a poetical approach for a visual journey than a proper statement explaining a conceptual work. I shot this series last year during a much needed retreat in Lapland. I wanted to take a break from work and pretty much everything and ended up spending a couple of weeks in a middle of a snow storm above the polar circle.”
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Anna Hahoutoff is a French/Russian self-taught photographer born in 1993 in Paris from a French mother and a Russian Father.
She lived in St Petersburg for the first eleven years of her life and then moved back to France. She lived in the UK, Ukraine and several others places in Europe. Anna is based in Europe but currently working between America and France on a large scale photography project gathering series, documenting each American state. With Americana, her core photographic work, she reveals the beauty and efficiency of the American dream imagery looking through a Russian lens. Shooting almost exclusively in digital and color, Anna’s photographs navigate textures, shapes and colors. Her scenic, rhythmic series all intertwine and together knit a canvas where her journeys seeking spiritualism appear clearly. Hahoutoff is an active member of the Live
Wild collective. Working as a freelance photographer for the past two years, she’s seen her works published worldwide both online and in print.

 

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