Ira Condrea & plastic waste in Moldova.CONSCIOUS
Ira Condrea worked with a creative team from Moldova on a project revolving around the issues of plastic waste. She states that in Moldova this issue is still very central; ‘People collect plastic grocery bags in a drawer, only to never re-use them again’. Condrea describes her project as being a dystopian representation of an under desirable plastic future with the goal of encouraging sustainability in developing countries, such as Moldova.
Assistants: Zapsha Serghei @zapsha_serghei , Alexander Antoniu @alexander_antoniu
Model: Misha Garmanciuc @garmanciuc
Studio: Triangle Studios @triangle.studios
Land of Mist.EERIE
Nikita Erphene is a photographer born in Russia but lived largely in Paris. After his studies at Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris, he started to work at the Louvre. There he fostered an interest in neoclassics and ancient statues. Nikita now works as a fashion make-up artist with a passion for photography. The series shown above, depicts the Château de Chambord in a “Land of Mist”, captured in black and white to truly embody the atmosphere.
‘In the autumn mist, it appears to us fleeting and timeless, nestled along a river in the heart of a forest, like a jewel in a specifically crafted box, impressive in its size and decoration. Engulfed in this soft haze, it melts in its unspoilt scenery, and at the first glimmer of dawn, it reappears, little by little, magical and majestic.’
- Nikita Erphene
Artem Nadyozhin (1984) was born in Sverdlovsk, Ukraine but raised in Pervomaysk. This small industrial city in Southern Ukraine used to be a large missile center in Ukraine but after the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in 1994 its fame has faded and the manufacturers have closed. He remembers his childhood among broken down factories and abandoned quarries in which he used to swim. ‘The weather normally was calm and foggy so the landscape always seemed to be blurred. Maybe that’s where my photography style comes from. I do not like to use bright colors or saturation and contrast effects. I tend to monochromatic pictures, muted and subdued colours as if the picture has already faded.’ he states.
His most recent photo series stems from his love of exploring old and abandoned locations.
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