The Windows is a series of photographs exploring the connection between man-made structures and nature.
In August 2017 and August 2019 Ekaterina visited the Karelian isthmus, an area situated between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga in north western Russia. Here she discovered a formerly working barn, a building steadily crumbling away, which had been left untouched since Soviet Union state farming ceased in the 1990’s.
Ekaterina saw the barn’s windows as ‘survivors’, gradually engaged in a process of merging with nature, with wild plants, trash and sunlight all combining to create their own individuality.
Ekaterina studied journalism at St Petersburg State University, Russia. She developed an interest in photography as a visual language whilst living in London.
Ekaterina Mamontova. The Windows. Thames-Side Studio Lounge, 27 June - 09 August 2020.
12 Giclee prints, Hahnemuhle German Etching, 30cm x 30cm.