Expectations Simon Croft

A book of four visual poems about Ukraine on themes of Fortune, Memory, Fears & Utopia

From the artist:

The project is a kind of love story – a place that I was in love with. So there had to be pictures of the dacha, my former mother-in-law Larissa or sister-in-law Sveta, and other friends who are kinds of heroes to me. And there was this passion that I felt when meeting strangers with whom I had some kind of mutual understanding. Especially in the Nineties - when the region had been deprived of contact with the rest of the world for so long - almost every new meeting was electric and special. Sometimes in those days it felt like being one of the first aliens to make contact with an undiscovered planet. Some of that feeling still survives.

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