I’m so excited to realize that the first printed edition Librobreve came to life these days and thank everybody who made it possible. The book includes 33 photo images of different years from my journeys to the south of Belarus, Italy, France, Switzerland and Lithuania.

Landscapes, open spaces and the world of nature – all these images formed the base of the book and made it particular. At the same time the material is so universal that can be comprehended from the most different points of view. The insight of the book was prompted by the personality of the author. Photographs are not ordered in some certain themes and not make an elaborate plot; they are more likely presented as if occasionally, as in nature. One of the series is based on the effect of “mirror”. Compositions are rather strict and full of space. Such clarity gives variable thoughts and feelings for interpretation. Few tone or disposition accents and variations of same image are not so much for diversity but help you not to lose the sense of reality. Photographs that make another imaginative series have very much in common with traditional arte del paesaggio.  Here are used archetypal themes and techniques and consciously accentuated, deepen those features that so attract people. Book design desires to recreate this idea literally with printing methods. That’s why some images are “installed” into the book in such manner that can be used separately, as “souvenirs”. Every series and even page is thought up to maintain entire airiness and naturalness of the book. This motive becomes the root of the concept which is not so evident but creatively processed.

The idea of the book was not formed immediately. Perhaps the simple and tight appearance was one of the most difficult intentions to carry out when having plenty of thoughts and influences. I asked my friend Olga Klip who was curating her new exhibition project to work some on my photos. As i had no or better to say did not mind about general idea of the book, i not insisted on something concrete, that we need to save something from my favorite. We made first visualization, sorted out several variants. She noticed that many good images are perceived  as very traditional, as old impressionists masters, to her slight disappointment inside however, i felt so. That was so great in fact. When had inspiration for main idea, then it was easy to imagine all details.

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