What do a peg, a plant pot, a statuette and a daddy long legs all have in common, short of the fact that Sasha Kurmaz has picked them out and subjected them to the unwavering gaze of his lens? Well, not much actually, but I feel like that should suffice. Sasha’s subjects vary from the bodies of the people around him and the broad landscapes they inhabit to the corner of a room you’d never noticed before, and his perpetual quest to make the ordinary extraordinary with his youthful and irreverent surreality seems to be going very much to plan.
The work documenting the lives of young people growing up in the industrialised area of Donetsk in the Ukraine possess a raw and fascinating beauty which remains wholly untinged by sterility or self-awareness – qualities which, in our photographic landscape, can often be hard to come by.
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