Alena Zhandarova is an professional 27-year-old photographer and experimental artist from the far east of Russia, almost on the border of China. Alena received her master’s degree in art photography at IED Madrid. Using photography as the main instrument of interaction with the space, she creates a special atmosphere of magic, which builds on experimentation and the fresh air of ordinary things in unusual situations. “I like to try something what I didn’t do before, to expand the perception of the world”, Zhandarova says. “I fascinate by the opportunity to try myself as a fabler with my own heroes, the chance to transform my inner feeling of the world to visual form, from chaos to cosmos. It attracts me as a big power, the freedom of choice and will.”
I explore the theme of uniqueness and diversity of each person, the connection between inner and external world. I break the conventions in which I was placed and try to create my own rules of communication with the universe. I am inspired by the idea of combining incompatible, creating something out of nothing, amazing coincidence, which then develop into a unique stories. I’m interested in things which difficult to see with eyes, but easily with heart. My goal is to say what I really want to say, instead of what they want to hear from me.
– Alena Zhandarova
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