It is a photographic insight into the dark nature of Estonians. A special bond with nature, the constant yearning for light and forced surrenders to a variation of conquerors. Being officially least religious nation in the world, but always having our own rituals, traditions and spiritualism have all together created the unique human nature of Estonians.
I feel many similarities with the Marquez's magical realism, but at the same time it's like anti- or inside-out version of Marquez's reality. I have been working with this project eight years 2011-2018 and probably would go on forever but I feel that I have to stop now.
The exhibition consists of 20 photos that are divided into staged portraits and still-lives inspired by esthetics of painting. All environments and props are as I found them.
Premier 2018 - 2019