This zine consists of an edited selection of photographs from a trip to my birth town Rostov-na-Donu, Russia. The thematic sections show different aspects of the city which made an impression on me as a child, revisited as an adult, and seen through fresh eyes. Taking the time to pause for photographs helps reconcile the dislocation of nostalgia with the now new and unfamiliar present.
This project is a response to a book on the history of constructivist architecture in Rostov-na-Donu in 1920s–30s, written by Artur Tokarev and designed by Marmelad Studio. The zine presents a subjective, personal history of the city, as a supplement to the objective history presented in the book.