Photographer Anastasia Samoylova discusses her collaborative new project, part of Shoot the Sequel: Then & Now America
1854 studio’s Sinead Solomon interviews the Russian-American photographer Anastasia Samoylova, as she becomes the first photographer to be selected for the MPB Shoot the Sequel: Then & Now America commission. Over the next month, Samoylova will be creating a new project reflecting on her home of four years, the sunshine state of Florida.
“It was this impulse to process this environment around me, these new surroundings,” she explains. “I had to ask- Is this home now?” Samoylova shifted from studio photography to observational and documentary practices, bringing her editorial expertise to the streets of America. Here, Samoylova shares her inspirations, her lockdown experiences, and the plans for her latest project.
Exploring the complex nature of Florida, Samoylova utilises her home state as a setting and subject for her latest project, in which she investigates environmentalism, geography, and home.