Alexey Shlyk
The Appleseed Necklace


“Do It Yourself” was once a predominant lifestyle in my native country, Belarus, developed in the time of my early childhood. In staging my photographs today, I refer to my memories and nostalgic feelings for the things that I have seen and heard in the past, events that I was a part of.
I am talking about creativity, craftsmanship, typical recycling that were natural to the people living in conditions of constant shortage. It was a time when one had to “snatch” what was needed or make it out of any accessible material.

Julien MAUVE