The ghosts of sorrow, tragedy, and loneliness wander the dormant forests of Natalia Drepina’s photography. Based in a small city in Russia, Drepina brings her love for the silence and solitude of the countryside into her art, exploring the way twisted roots, animal bones, and rain-wet earth reflect the chilled tenderness of the soul in longing. She is also a poet and a music-maker working under the name “Your Schizophrenia,” composing a multi-sensory world that echoes her thematic explorations of the soft awakenings arising through isolation and grief. By aligning fragility with the ageless, dying cycles of the natural world, her work fearlessly reveals the power and untouchable grace of vulnerability. Visit her Instagram for more.
Images © Natalia Drepina (Your Schizophrenia)