In a recently released debut book ‘Beyond The Clouds’, NYC-based photography duo HART+LËSHKINA explore the many layers of desire, longing vulnerability and hope.
The book consists of still lifes and portraits. The first ones, constructed from ephemeral materials such as ice, snow, flowers, human hair, teeth and bodily fluids allude to the transience of time and human experience. The portraits show people in captured in various stages of being undressed. Photographed against plain white background, they have one thing in common – a series of anonymous garments found on the outskirts of Moscow. “They are caught in moments of quiet solitude all at different points of physical and psychological transitions, connected by the desire to transcend their physicality,” says the description of the book. The album itself was designed the acclaimed Japanese art director and graphic designer Hideki Nakajima, who has collaborated with artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Sofia Coppola or Vincent Gallo.
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