Welcome to Katya Palladina website!
I was drawn to photography from an early age thanks to my father, who always had photo or movie camera in his hands. We used to develop our own film and prints in the bathroom of our small flat in Krasnogorsk, hometown of famous Zenit camera.
In my works I always try to see my subjects from a fresh perspective and avoid cliché and tired trends. Carefully crafting a photograph, such as a formal portrait, can be much like creating a painting. But what draws me most to photography, as opposed to painting, is the camera's unique ability to capture those fleeting moments, the change in a person's expression or posture that demonstrates true emotion and character.
This year I am rekindling my passion for film photography, using vintage Rolleiflex and Hasselblad. There's something special about classic look of medium format photograph.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my galleries, read my blog and please contact me if you have any questions. I'd love to hear from you!