OEKRAÏENSE Fotograaf maakt 100 spontane portretten
Sinds een aantal maanden werkt op dinsdagochtenden Nastya mee met de vrijwilligersploeg. Anderen hebben haar wellicht al ontmoet met de camera in haar hand: deze Oekraïense fotograaf maakt momenteel een serie portretten van 100 spontane ontmoetingen. Ze stelt zich voor.
I am Nastya Ivashchenko.
I moved to Wijk bij Duurstede last year because of the war in Ukraine. It is very difficult, but I found very kind people here. It gives new meanings, inspires and supports.
I am a photographer. My work is lifestyle portraits, birthing photos, family photos and a lot about motherhood. I find inspiration in nature, it gives energy and fills my heart. I love flowers and garden aesthetics, I love when people are busy with plants. Once last year, I came to buy vegetables from De Wijkse Moestuin and saw a very friendly company of people drinking coffee together and relaxing. That's how I found out that I can become a part of the volunteer team for De Wijkse moestuin.
This year, my youngest son Kir became more independent, got used to a new language and I was able to start working once a week together with my son. Then I met other volunteers and we became soul mates. Together we plant, clean weeds and do various tasks from Bea. My son enjoys his adventures in the garden while I help. He plays with snails and dry plants. We are happy. And I have a great opportunity to take photos of different flowers.