Interview with Denis Uzdyaev
I’m a motion graphic freelancer from Moscow, Russia. Born in May 1986. I started to get interested in photography about 10 years ago, the same time when I started traveling. But I don’t know or remember what was first – travels or photography.
Photography has never been a job for me.
Today I’m also interested in motion pictures a lot. Last year I finished one-year course of cinematography.
All the time I ask myself why I take pictures. Still no answer.
Everywhere when you have this necessity to push the button, to remember or to shake this world for a little to see people’s reaction.
I like streets and cities. You dive there, through them. Between very quite and very noisy streets. I also like train stations and local ships, where people are closed in a barrel or where they arrive and leave. This topic – “human migration” is very interesting and close to me.
I like night times a lot, when you’ve got not much light, some light spots. Or very early mornings, when the end of the night with electric lights and the beginning of a new day with a blue-blue sky meet. When some people finished their work and go back home and others just start their day. It’s also a question of “migration”, but on a small scale.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter. I shoot when I feel I need to shoot. I think like everyone else.
I did a lot of “street” five years ago. No stories, just single shots. Black and white film usually.
Three places are very important to me today. Thailand, China and Saint-Petersburg. Maybe, photos from these places could be some kind of a project. Because I spent there quite long time.
Nowadays I don’t take a lot of street shots but more personal ones. I take photos of my wife, dog and friends.
I love colour as well and sometimes I take it but my true love is b&w film (I checked how many color images I have and I was surprised as, perhaps, I’ve got more color than “my true love” )
Since the first day I could never come up with a topic. It looks like everyone around has a subject to shoot or a project. I don’t. I just love to watch the life around me and click sometimes if I need it. That’s all what I want to do.