Yes, that’s true. My first artistic experiences are associated with graffiti. You can find very few of my old works on my website. I have kept them to a minimum because I am currently focusing on photography.
The Internet has become a big part of our modern day life. It’s hard to imagine what our lives would look like if the Internet disappeared. Its influence is so palpable that I was interested in exploring this scenario and testing what this might look like in the real world.
I really like the course of your thoughts. Sex tourism is indeed a problem in Ukraine. The problem is gaining urgency on the eve of the European football championship. Indeed, many Europeans believe that the Ukraine is a country of cheap girls, alcohol and corrupt police force.
It’s not the subject of my photos, but that doesn’t mean that this problem doesn’t exist in Ukraine.
I don’t have a fixed way of working. I often make sketches before I start shooting, but other times I just capture moments spontaneously.
No, not really.
The series on the beach was taken last year in Odessa. We were celebrating the birthday of a friend of mine at her cottage. There were cameras lying around and I was able to make this wonderful series.
In early October of last year, I received an email from Charles Guthrie, in which he wrote to me about an idea he had of creating an independent platform for discussion and collective art projects, publications, etc. – in other words, he wanted to establish a collective that united young photographers from different countries to work as a combined mechanism of creativity. I was interested and we started working together on this.
Our team is made up of five photographers: Jennilee Marigomen, Christopher Schreck, Frankie Nazardo, Charles Guthrie and me.