Artem Nadyozhin (1984) was born in Sverdlovsk, Ukraine but raised in Pervomaysk. This small industrial city in Southern Ukraine used to be a large missile center in Ukraine but after the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in 1994 its fame has faded and the manufacturers have closed. He remembers his childhood among broken down factories and abandoned quarries in which he used to swim. ‘The weather normally was calm and foggy so the landscape always seemed to be blurred. Maybe that’s where my photography style comes from. I do not like to use bright colors or saturation and contrast effects. I tend to monochromatic pictures, muted and subdued colours as if the picture has already faded.’ he states.
His most recent photo series stems from his love of exploring old and abandoned locations.