Vologda, USSR, 1979 | Masha Ivashintsova

Masha used every chance she had to travel and explore the world around her. In a letter Masha sent to me from Vologda in 1979, she wrote: «There is a lot of old wooden Russia in Vologda (wooden houses, carved window screens). All this is rooted in the past, but also becoming the past. It is impossible to save this for the future, so at least I am trying to capture it with my camera».