Writing and photographs by Katerina Shamilova // I hope the photos express how important it is to pay attention to children every day and give them joy, happiness, and confidence in the future.
Writing and Photographs by Katerina Shamilova
My name is Katerina Shamilova. I am 27 years old, was born in Bashkiria, lived and studied in Saratov, and for the past 3 years have lived in Moscow.
I was inspired to create this series when I first saw baby pictures taken by my father. I thought to myself that these photos are the most precious thing I have left from my childhood; I treasure them still. When my daughter was born, my awareness and vision of the world changed, and photography become a deeply psychological process for me. In addition to memory, it carries the spark of life; the indescribable wonder; beauty and harmony.
I created “Child Life” because I believe that children are a real source of sincerity and love. As a loving mother myself, I took these photographs with feelings of tenderness and anxiety. I hope the photos express how important it is to pay attention to children every day and give them joy, happiness, and confidence in the future.