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.