The glorious lady photographer Elena Shulimova lives on a farm, where she and her sons care for and frolic with dogs, cats, bunnies, and even ducklings. In the vein of other starkly maternal photography like that of the renowned (and controversial) Sally Mann, Shulimova lovingly and expertly captures the innocence and experimentation of childhood within the context of the natural world. 

 

 

Without a hint of condescension or sentimentality, the artistically-inclined farmer seeks out the tender relationships between her children and her animals, catching boy and dog as they navigate foggy woods. The subtleties of the unspoken bond between canine and child, leporine and human, unfolds before her lends as it might in a story book, amongst the straw and wildflowers. Each frame captures a moments of unselfconscious play and discovery, animal and child venturing into the wilderness side by side. 

 

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