“City 21” is the result of eight years’ work. This experimental series explores the meaning of “city” in the 21st century. Possibly critical dystopian material, the pictures show that the city that evolved is not the same as what was once envisioned. The photographs capture ephemeral scenes incorporating elements that seem ordinary but that are used ironically. For example, the pictures include an advertising kiosk, an empty white billboard, and other typical urban artifacts.
I love to stumble across remnants of the past, especially ghost signs, which in Lviv occupy a special place in the urban landscape for they are a reminder of a different era—not only of when the landscape was void of neon lights and bulky plastic signs, but of the city’s multicultural and multilinguistic past. These colorful hand-painted signs were written mostly in Polish, but also in Yiddish and German, rarely in Ukrainian, and served as advertisements, especially for the s
I photograph everything I see: portraits, landscapes, industrial and urban views, animals - it does not matter what’s in the frame, the shot should be an environmental reflection. Hard to say what appeals to me more, as you find something special in every type of photography. My idea of shooting is to not to get stuck in a certain method, but to constantly search and keep ‘becoming’. I like to picture casual passers in the streets, and the second they notice a camera pointing
Leisure means “free time”. It is the time free from work, but it is also the time free for…Free for what? For doing nothing?
“Leisure” is the opposite of “work”. Yet it is also a creative period. If working time is dedicated to the production of goods, then leisure time produces “bads”. The strange chronotope of leisure has no guiding orientation: nothing forces us to produce goods. We are free to choose our own goals, and we are free to not to achieve them. Caught in-betwee