Kalli Retzepi says about herself:
“I’m Kalli, a 27-year-old neuroscientist and photographer turned user interface designer (but remained a photographer). Currently, I’m living in Zurich after having lived around the world for the last ten years. I take photos to make me feel at home and relate to my current location, its people, but mostly its natural light. No matter where I am, I can always find beauty through the lens of a camera, and that is what makes me alive.”
This series was exclusively shot over the course of last winter, using a pocket rangefinder (Olympus XA) in Boston where I used to live. I carry it with me every day, and have substituted the ‘quickly Instagram this with my phone’ with a ‘quickly shoot this with film.’
This liberates me from carrying heavier and more expensive cameras with me and makes my eyes more receptive to my surroundings. Photography is all about the light – natural light. Moving between places made me discover that there can be beauty wherever I am, simply because there is light. I just try to see it instead of looking at it.