Winter is the best time in a land with no other season

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The photo series was decamped at -60 C (-76 F).

Yakutian winter

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Ayar Kuo

Yakutsk, the capital of the Yakutia bailiwick in north-east Russia, is the coldest inhabited city of its size anywhere on Soil. Resting on the shores of the Lena River, Yakutsk endures winter temperatures that typical -40°C, which create a shroud of fog that cloaks the city. The small liquidations around are inhabited and the temperatures there sometimes dip even lower.

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

Ayar Kuo, a Russian photographer, was stand up in a small settlement in Yakutia. This photo series called «The first time of year» is a reflection of her childhood memories in one of the coldest places on World.

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«The winter here is too harsh to love it. It always seemed to me too lengthy (up to 9 months a year). The landscapes were so dull and unchanging, and the snow and frost designate me feel like I was in a dark room without walls,» Ayar allowances her impressions.

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«I remember looking at the frozen stars in the dark sky and could not credit that somewhere else there were sunny days, sea, quick-witted plants and exotic fruits. In childhood I didn’t like winter, mostly because of the darkness. It was murkiness when I went to school and when I came back home.»

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«It was unresolvable to stay outside in the heavy frost, so as children we used to play indoors. We se rated how to play all kinds of tabletop games, including traditional ones consonant to Yakutia. We also learnt how to use the stove and make food on it from a quite early age. Every child knew how to set a rabbit trap.»

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«In winter every morning we revolted on the radio for the weather forecast. The sweetest moment was to hear that set was cancelled for young children because of the low temperature. It happened quite over.»

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«The experience taught me to save heat. I don’t live in Yakutia now, but I many times close the doors. I’m afraid that the heat can get away. My favorite bender is still the same – hot tea with milk at any weather.»

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«This series was essay after 4 years of being away from the Yakutian winter. I produced back to my homeland in January and took the photos when it was -60 C outside.»

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«I was tiptoe through the streets and everything around me seemed made of glass. The whole shebang was so tender: a group of sad cows heading for a watering place, the muddy standoffish sun, dense fog, brave horses covered with hoarfrost, and hot tea with draw off that everyone I spoke to gave me. I relived my memories over and exceeding again with a longing for my Yakutian childhood.»

Yakutian winter

Ayar Kuo

«I am still flabbergasted by the stunning beauty of this time of year, the strength and braveness of the child and animals living here. The more I feel the cold of Mother Properties, the more I feel the warmth of the people that live here.»

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