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Nina Ai-Artyan   continued...

As the future ripens in the past,

So the past rots in the future,

A terrible festival of dead leaves.


                   — Anna Akhamatova

Somewhere in the night a human being is drowning. 
                                                                                                                                              ― Marina Tsvetaeva

After all, bluff and real emotion exist so easily side by side.  
                                                                                                                                                                                               — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

He loved three things in life:
Evensong, white peacocks
And old maps of America.
He hated it when children cry.                                                                                                                                                           
 — Anna Akhamatova

I’m kissing you now—across
The gap of a thousand years. 
                                                                                ― Marina Tsvetaeva

There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ― Leo Tolstoy

Don't you know no one can escape the power of creatures reaching out with breath alone? 
                                                                                                                                                                       ― Marina Tsvetaeva

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Nina Ai-Artyan graduated from Moscow State Textile Academy as an artist/designer and, for the two or three years that followed, worked in her field of training. In 2003, however, the camera became her primary mode of expression, photography her passion and, since then, she has only been able to concentrate on these. You can see more of her work at:

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All Photographs ©2024 Nina Ai-Artyan  

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