Branislav Kropilak must polish his eyes every night, because they’re two of the keenest, and sharpest I know. His new series of photographs, Depots only serves to enhance his reputation and I urge you to have a read of our little interview with him here…
Hey Branislav, we’re really liking your new Depots set, feels like a real movement from the Billboards series we all recognise. What made you start Depots?
Actually I had this idea in mind for a long time, but in a different setup at the start. Every year I kept passing by a small town very rich in supermarkets and all sorts of warehouses. There was this huge line up of doors that amazed me every time I saw it. From a certain distance, it looked like some alien army prepared for invasion. But I never touched it.
Meanwhile, after my latest works I wanted to make something that would be thematically connected to the Billboards, but with a bit more personality and character. Something that would perhaps more clearly show the importance of human self-reflection present in my work.
There seems to be a lovely observational ability engrained in your work, are you an inquisitive person?
Yes, I believe I am. As a kid, I was always the one climbing on trees or exploring underground canals. I would say that this became an inseparable and indispensable feature for my work. For example there is a lot of research and traveling involved in the making of a series and the Depots were especially demanding in this term.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently spending most of my time in the docks working on something I am very thrilled about. Not only will it be a fantastic sequel to the Depots, but I am shooting late at night and I can tell you that it will be highly atmospheric as well!