Sydney, Australia
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About Inna Kazagrandi

As a winner of a full photography scholarship with CATC Design School, I have graduated with a Diploma of Photo Imaging to pursue a career in fine art photography.

I spent my childhood surrounded by music, including studying at a music academy and playing a violin for many years. My late father was a jazz lover and collector, so right from a young age the sound of classical jazz was an integral part of my life. I grew up listening to John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Nina Simone amongst others. It is my love of jazz that inspired me to pursue black and white minimalistic photographic genre.

In my work I try to bring across an abstract vision through improvisation with shapes and tones. I would like for my work to elicit feelings of stillness, but at the same time provoke thoughts of a human’s ultimately lone existence in the world where everything passes.

Louis Armstrong once said:

“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the backyard on a hot night or something said long ago."

I place the same importance in my photography. Personal nostalgia drives my work, which is about the journey that never seems to begin, or end, and about the search for meaning and purpose.