Nastya Kaletkina is an analog photographer born in 1990, Moscow, Russia. She lives and works there. At the moment she is a student of Rodchenko School of Art and Multimedia Nastya prefers old film cameras and hand-printing.
KALTBLUT: Why so many black-and-white photographs ?
Nastya: I reckon the colour is a powerful sign that enhances transference of anything in photography. And if there’s a colour in my photos, yet it’s not fortuitous.
It is easier to focus attention on something other while performing black-and-white photography.
KALTBLUT: Where do you get your inspiration from?
Nastya: I’ve got rather a reflex than an inspiration. A reflex to a read book or to a person, occurred in my life. Some public places. Some events. Though the inner world of my intimates is my biggest source of inspiration.
KALTBLUT: Do you like experimenting?
Nastya: Experimenting is always an interesting game with a chance.
I often want to make the path to the pure / clear picture more complex. To veil it. To accomplish this I use every handy thing. I sometimes use the same film several times. I wait for / It’s a miracle when everything hitches on together. It’s a very important event.
Nastya: How much time I need to take a photo?
Regularly it happens rather fast. Spontaneous. I take pictures of intimates or make self-portraits. And therefore there’s no complexity in comprehension. But more often the shots are accidental.
Interview by Emma E. K. Jones