«Primitives» - photographic fine-art project is situated on the line between photography and graphic abstraction. The basis of the project is a dialogue between color and form; a game in flattened space where beauty is sought in the ordinary. The author, removing everything extraneous, finds harmonious combinations of color and form, where a fragment of the urban landscape becomes an abstract composition. The material for the project is the place where architecture is defined by function and devoid of the decorative. 

Svetlana Smirnova was born in 1988 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia where she currently resides.

2005-2011 - Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, Higher School of Printing and Media Technologies. Diploma graphic artist.

2011 - 2014 - Svetlana worked as a graphic designer.
Since 2014 - freelance photographer www.snovaphoto.com
Since 2017 Svetlana has focused on developing her own personal creative photography project.
Since 2020 - Moskow Shcool Photography & Multimedia Rodchenko