This is a story about a young girl from a distant land who is first time in NYC struggling to become a fashion model. Her world consists of a bunch of dreams, believes and fragile hopes. Every day she does her best to succeed or, at least, not to get lost in the Big Apple. However she starts asking herself more and more often if this is really the story of her own: “Is that me?”.
This photo essay was created during the 2017 NYC Workshop by David Alan Harvey, Magnum photographer and editor of burn. magazine.
Last days at the office
Early winter morning in the old tram depote. And an elderly driver Daria, who has been working as a tram driver for almost her whole life, getting ready to hit the railroad at maybe one of her last working days.
This series emerged as a result of cooperation with Lviv Municipal Enterprise “Lvivelectrotrans” in 2017.
Selected portraiture work from 2016-2018. Some of these appear on photo stock webites such as iStock/Getty, Shutterstock etc.
Sometimes even the most standard and lazy seaside vacations can give you unexpected insides as well as behind the curtains views of country's and visitors’ cultural patterns and their mixes. You will never see such things on the tourist postcards, nor on the offered path. This is a coolection of my explorations of several small coastal towns in the form of diptychs. Turkey, summer 2018.
We don't even notice them every day: passers-by, perfect strangers, human gears, shapers of present and future who actually make it all happen on the daily basis. They are acting in the blockbusters of their own, so I, the photographer, sure stand unnoticed behind the curtains humbly waiting for my small role. This series was shoot in Lviv, a city located - thankfully - far from military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, but constantly feeling the ugly breath of it, during October-December 2019. I never knew any of these people before taking their portraits.
Year of the dog
What is photography if not the ultimate time-capturing instrument? What is a photograph if not the identifier of a moment, at least for the button pusher? And what today are our smartphones if not the swiss-army-knife-style digital sharpeners of senses and memory, always at hand to mark the hours, days and months of our lives? This series of mobile photography captures is my very personal identity of 2018. First images which I took just before the New Year’s Eve in rural Transcarpathia setting are followed by post-party morning reflections and snapshots from my occasional visits to this unique place. Chinese zodiac sign of 2018 is always in the frame or very, very close to it.