by Alexey vanushkin


Merry-Go-Round by Alexey Vanushkin. First edition (2010). First impression. Medium format paperback in fine condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Merry-Go-Round

"One cold winter evening of 2008, in the center of Novosibirsk, Russia, I bumped into a friend. Whom I haven’t seen for years. A week later, he brought me into the teenage world and I’ve started my journey through the banal and everyday of 20 year olds. But with a camera. Camera gave me a purpose for “being” somewhere, with someone, a purpose for experiencing and for compassion, for it all could be recorded. A photograph suddenly gave me a chance to grasp everything at once – the people, their feelings, details and the atmosphere. And it’s very much alike meditation, which answers many questions about life, like a buddhist koan – some truth, which can’t be reached by logic reflection but is understood through observation and experience. And everywhere I went something was wrong, people were moving, dancing, laughing and getting angry, playing and sleeping with each other, but for a moment, when they were left to themselves, one could see their inner feelings. One could see that they were lost, tired. That feeling was so in the air, even the city streets and the landscape seemed to reflect it. Bars, our houses and the college auditoriums were all soaked with that feeling. As was every relationship. In another town, among other people, I now understand it. It was a merry-go-round, which we were riding since childhood and had a great time, going round and round, through the same situations, laughed, cried, loved, had fights, but it was an attraction." - Alexey Vanushkin

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