Photography by Jack Nastoyka

Oct 17, 2017

Jack is a Russian ship captain and self taught photographer who creates outstanding B&W portraits by finding the beauty and expressiveness of all of his sitters. His images are natural, spontaneous and vibrant at the same time, which in turn make them engaging and truly inspiring, allowing us to see beyond the external beauty of these women. Following we want to present a short interview that we had with Jack: am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us? JN - I’m Jack Nastoyka, I’m captain on a small ship on the Volga river. I was born in the city of Rybinsk, Russia and live here. I have education for ship driver and don’t have any special art education. am - How did you start in photography? JN - As a child my father gave me his camera, ever since I can’t stop taking pictures. am - What inspires your work? JN - I’m inspired primarily by people, girls and of course beauty. am - Why do you prefer working with B&W? JN - I prefer B&W because I can develop my films on d-76 at home. It’s very important for me to control the process from start to finish. I do not trust photolabs. am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists? JN - Many authors like me, that I look at their photos on the Internet. For example today I saw the pictures of Hania Komasinska and I really liked them, she is very talented. am - How would you describe your photographs in 3 words? JN - My photos in three words… GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS :) am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go? JN - I love the north. I’d probably go to Iceland or Norway. am - What is your favourite photo book? JN - The only photo book that I read is the instructions manual of my first camera, a Zenit ET. I like to read prose, now I read Irwin. am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.

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