CUB Love: Russian Mother's Magical Portraits of Her Two Sons

"Children and animals - it's my life. I'm a mum with two sons and we spend a lot of time on the farm."

Elena Shumilova has invited us into her enchanting farmyard world with these beautiful pictures of her two sons and their animal friends. 

"These photos are about love, childhood nostalgia and the thoughts of a person alone with nature".

I really like the way Shumilova shows her children connecting with the world around them, using their senses to explore and understand. There is something extremely sweet and tender about what we're witnessing, without feeling too twee. An overriding sense that we've been given a very special peek into some very genuine and intimate moments.