Shoot the Breeze: Kristina Podobed

Now that pretty much everyone’s a photographer it can be hard to find work that excites the tired eye. Kristina Podobed submitted her work to us by attaching a folder of 300 images to a virtually blank email, with no introduction and no information about herself. The photos speak for themselves; Kristina has a photographic language of her own, communicating a sense of freedom, wildness, and womanhood. Appropriating the style of raw point-and-shoot photography often found in party boy portfolios, Kristina snaps her own nipples and pubic hair, documenting her friends running free in Odessa and Kiev. I’d say her work is fashionable, journalistic, and political. -CM



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1. How would you describe your photos?
In no way. I never did it. I don’t know, and don’t want to. I can not evaluate them sensibly. For me they are always different.

2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
Yes. When I forget it at home I become very angry.

3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
Oh it;s difficult. But maybe the most I want to shoot Kevin Richardson with lions. He’s a celebrity right? And Kurt Cobain. Oh and Niko the Ikon, of course!!!!!  All presidents.

4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
Eagle or bird of paradise.

5. What’s your current obsession?
Now as always, I am learning, developing as a photographer. I work on my personal projects. And always try to find a job.

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6. Would you like to live forever?
Of course. One way is to become a vampire. It would be cool.

7. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Miser pays twice, You’ll have a lot more boys like him.

8. What do you do in your spare time?
Nothing interesting. Surfing the Internet. I walk. Meeting with friends. I watch movies. Sometimes I go to parties. I like to eat.

9. Do you like having your photo taken?
I do not like to participate in photo shoots like a model. I like to shoot my self.

10. Which photographers do you like right now?

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