By reading the prohibited texts, the viewer becomes watchful, able to feel their presence looking at photos, where they have been redacted. The viewer now investigates placid, hopeless urban landscape in the entirety of the exposure. Yielding to the project concept, similar to transcending a movie with its soundtrack, the viewer feels tension and suspense when looking at a mere landscape as well.
Irina Chmyreva, PhD,
Member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA),
Artistic Director of International Festival
of Photography PhotoVisa
The identity index. It forces me to halt. As if a message, a sign or a symbol are left here just for me.There is something that touches the very deep of my soul. The mixed feelings don’t let me understand immediately what to think about the messages.
I do my best to avoid subjectivity, opting for direct angle, when capturing the symbols on film. Working with the exosures,
I watch the signs, the symbols and the images communicated by photography resonate in me.
22 x 22 cm
128 pages photo album
24 pages text block
Language: Russian, English.
Self-published 2015, edition of 88 copies.