Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg

zine “Fluffy”

This zine tells the story of my reflection at the moment of separation from my daughter.

 When my daughter had to emigrate to another country, her animals temporarily stayed with me. To distract myself from negative thoughts, I decided to express my emotions on what was happening through staged photography. 

In creating the zine, in addition to staged photos, I used screenshots of the phone screen during video communication. 

Circulation: 20 copies. 

Size 148×210 mm 

36 pages 

Collected and stitched by hand. 

price 700 rubles


Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg
Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg

Fluffy

In September 2022, events taking place in the country forced my daughter to emigrate. She decided not to return, finding herself in another country without things and worrying about the animals that remained in the pet hotel. 

This was not a surprise to me, but anger at the reason for our separation began to boil with renewed vigor. We didn’t have time to hug goodbye and talk. Having gone through all the stages of acceptance in two days, on the way back from vacation, I pulled myself together and started sorting out my daughter’s rented apartment. A lot of boxes, a bunch of clothes, furniture for sale and an unpacked suitcase after a vacation, everything was mixed up in the house. 

Hatred and resentment — these feelings were dulled when two fluffy antidepressants took up all my free time and thoughts. Animals were salvation. Now, the Dalmatian Buttercup and the cat Lilith are together again with their owner. When the animals were with me, I decided to reflect on a difficult period of life through photography.


Fluffy. Natalia Oreshina documentary and art photographer from St. Petersburg

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