Gelya Pistoletova is a young photographer based in Ukraine. Lost Childhood is one of her serie. When Gelya takes pictures, she does it intuitively and let the model pose in a free way. I guess this is this natural way that is so beautiful in this serie and in Gelya’s work in general.
” I always loved movies and photography. I really enjoyed looking through the black and white pictures of my family. When I grew up, I entered the Drama Academy. Later I understood that I wanted to create characters on the pictures but not on the stage. As every girl I had lots of friends and acquaintances. I was really lucky to have met them, as everyone of them was an individual, indivisible whole, organic character. I was observing them and trying to collect their characters for making pictures. I liked conducting so-called “experiments” with the characters that I thought would suit each individual person. I liked the idea of finding their unknown sides, seeing them in unusual situations and characters. Sometimes I do get unusual and interesting results.”