Galya Budagova

I use photography as a tool of showing love, as a language so to speak. In the simplest sense. It seems to me that I am not doing very well in other ways. Sometimes I do not find the words, and sometimes they are completely different ones. Not at all what I feel, sometimes they may sound rude, stupid, inappropriate. Photography helps me with that a lot. I learn the human communication this way, its structure, form, its very subtle nature. I learn how to communicate myself. Lately it’s been portraits/self-portraits, but also documentary photography gave me a lot, especially when my family moved to Tanzania, that was my way of adaptation and dealing with new reality.

All in all this is my unspoken awkward declaration of love. If I photograph, I love.