Sunday, February 15, 2009

Memory of Donetsk

I moved to Dniprodzerzhynsk some months ago. Before that, I lived in Donetsk for two months, translating, learning Russian and drinking alone. I couldn't find much over there to shoot and shot Lenin's statue just like every tourist. I realize later that every former Soviet union city and town has a Lenin statue... Ukrainian landscape is pretty similar everywhere in the east part, to say the least.

9 comments:

Channing said...

This is great, Ikuru. It reminds me of this park in Bulgaria that is just broken and decaying soviet sculptures. Probably every former soviet region has one.

JohnD said...

LOL dude you are a tourist! KY

Jeronimo Nisa said...

Is that a medium format camera?
It suits the subject so well!

...and don't drink alone, dear Ikuru, that's not good.

Ikuru said...

Thanks for the comments.
Jeronimo - Don't worry, I don't drink alone anymore. Just drink too much sometime... It's hard to avoid drinking here. Well, at least, it helps me learn Russian as a good excuse.

Jeronimo Nisa said...

Well, now you can drink to celebrate...
I've just seen one of your portraits of Dima got an award of excellence at POYi.
Well done, my friend!

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Sheila Johnson said...

Hi Ikuru,
Congrats on the POYI win! I check your blog all the time (i'm a JUNKY for it!) but you must be keeping super busy.... whatever you're up to, I"m wishing you well.

Ikuru said...

Thanks!!

Charlie Mars-Mahlau said...

Holga 120 here? Great. I enjoy looking at your work Ikura. Thanks for sharing.