Friday, June 24, 2011

TRACES #1: Urban campsite, Lviv, Ukraine Spring 2009

Urban campsite, Lviv, Ukraine (spring, 2009: CLICK)

...shot between two decaying apartment buildings, when the snow had first melt and migrant workers from the East were beginning their move into urban construction areas.

FOUND PHOTO: @7 Gogolya St. Lviv, Ukraine
LOOK: Shpytalna Street from Lvivsky Streets, by fucoid
LOOK: Baba 1 from Lvivsky Streets, by fucoid

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

IMAGE TAPING #4: Old tales


Wherein I add text from random bits of media that I am currently consuming to images that I am working on:

"...an old told tale... another version... a little girl went out to play... lost in the market place... as if half born... then, not through the market place, but through the alley, behind the market place... this is the way to the past. But it isn't something you remember. Forgetfulness..."

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IMAGE: Industrial alleyway, by fucoid
TEXT: from Inland Empire, by David Lynch

IMAGE TAPING #1: Soft machinery
IMAGE TAPING #2: Plastic revolution
LOOK: Shpytalna Street by fucoid, from Lvivski Streets

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

URBAN EXPLORATION #3: Lvivsky street kids

It has been ages since I last posted here. Decided to start back again, so without further ado...

Was sifting through some remnants from my time in Ukraine and ran across these, shot from the hip in a dilapidated playground, city center on a weekday afternoon:





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The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world 'picturesque.'

-Susan Sontag, on how the camera has become the tool of the flâneur

LOOK: Shpytalna Street from Lvivsky Streets, by fucoid
LOOK: Baba 1 from Lvivsky Streets, by fucoid