Young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural. They are preparing to become parents in a few months, and the project investigates not only their attitude towards each other during the period of expecting a baby, but also the way young families live in big cities of modern Russia, 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the country that will be known to their children merely from history books.
Jana Romanova (1984) is a documentary photographer, based in Russia. Since 2009 she has self-published four books focusing on projects that investigate the collective identity and relationships between people in the countries of the former Soviet Union. In parallel to other works she has been photographing the Waiting project for nearly 6 years, and the book was crowdfunded and published in November 2015.