This is my second “home land” since September 2000. I’ve spent there only half a year, and since then I often come there for a visit. This land shocked me at the beginning, albeit I have been in different countries of Europe and in China and Turkey before. I saw many unusual things everywhere, but they did not disturb me so much since I always stayed only a visitor anywhere I came, and I perceived all “strangenesses” as precious travel impressions. Only in Israel I was given citizenship and supposed to settle there, so I had to fit myself to this country. I tried to learn it, chasing with my camera in the streets and markets of Jerusalem, ole Jafo or Beer-Sheva, on the slopes of Golan heights, on the Mediterranean coast. I cannot claim that I already understood this country and its inhabitants – this job will probably take much more time. At least I feel that I managed to accept it easier and even started to love it.




New! Photo report on a trip to Paris, Dunkerque, Brugge, Gent and Antwerpen. June 05, 2002.



I live in Germany since April 2001. I came here before as a tourist as well, but this time I stayed on here for a longer while. Since the first days I felt as like I put on some very comfortable old cloves, softened by the time but still fashion. May be because of this feeling I turned in a flea market hunter, still with my camera ready to shoot. I travel from Germany everywhere around, meet people from all round the world, and enjoy the life.




This is my native country. I left it in Autumn 2000. I used to leave it for a long while before, when I went to China for one year. Now it’s my longest stay away from Moscow in my life. When I come back to visit it I also make as much photos as I can, as if trying to take my old home along in digital form.



All the photos on this site are made with digital cameras Casio QV 3000 and Casio QV 4000. I bought the first one in November 2000, after my old Olympus, stolen in a plain from Moscow to Tel-Aviv. Thus that flight happened to be transitional not only to my way of life, but also to my way of seeing things and collecting impressions.

Last updated on May 31, 2002. © Maria Khayutina.


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