With a background in engineering my photographical interest started in 2014 by seeing Jacob Riis’s ‘How the Other Half Lives’. Fascinated by the excessive presence of light, the striking compositions and shadows encapsulating daily life in combination with the strategic approach and use of the medium to explore social injustice, challenged me to translate his methods towards contemporary subject matter.
Let Us Not Fall Asleep While Walking is my first project where I translated the psychological state of Ukraine in collision between past, present and the hope for a prosperous and more western future.
I see my work as a collection of short impulses from research to subject matter. The main goal is to produce durable work that extends time and where collisions with past and future as autonomous realities are implied to question our human motivations.
At the moment I am preparing a new project exploring the construction of the US empire in relation to its ethnical identity.