Viacheslav Poliakov
Lviv – God’s Will


I am documenting a naïve visual subculture of the public space that has widely spread throughout Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union, confronted to globalization. For me, a central feature of culture is the absence of conscious author. The objects in the urban environment result from accidental interactions between unrelated people, or by mistake, destruction or wild vegetation. Finally, by no one really. Everything is God’s will. All the objects collected in the project were photographed without any interference on my part. However, in most photographs, I remove the background to isolate the subject from all the chaos that usually surrounds them.

Julien MAUVE