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about my photography early photographs fragments of being bathing the last days of the past war (1945-91) market place here, there and everywhere garden of stone dedications persona non grata lucida momenta unfinished story intimate life of a seashell untitled (1996) untitled (1997) catalogue of afterimages letters from faraway photographic offering for liudmila rusova unreliable facts from the spot of events

fragments of being (1987-1988)

 

My early works from the late '80s gravitated to so-called direct photography. We, young Belarusian photographers, penetrated into the secrets of photographic craft, hunting for exhibitions of the out-door reality. People on the streets were open and non-agressive. A man with a camera was an integral part of the cityscape. Photographing street life really favoured us. It was the time of the heyday of subjective photodocumentation versus staged photographs in official newspapers. To take pictures from inside the event, to become comletely disappeared into the situation were considered as the apex of a photographer's mastership.

Some of my pictures from that time were taken in the tideway of Cartier-Bresson's method of the decisive moment (but, it is truth, I heard about the method much more later). Fragments of Being series (1987-88), in which scenes of urban life have paradoxically interlaced with fragments of primitive and exotic decor of a Soviet street, summarize my creative searchings of that time.

Unfortunately, recent screen presentation of the series disagrees with its exhibition version from 1987-88 in which pictures were organized in triades. The fact is not all pictures from the series were restored and some pictures could not pass a test of time. Besides that, I have decided to add some pictures created in 1989-90 in the same way. But nevertheless, the majority of pictures from this page still emits unsupportable easiness of our (or my?) photographic being which characterized late 80s.

 

Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Memories of the Past
. Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Untitled. Vilnius

Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Public canteen. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Humility. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Tete-a-tete. Kaunas
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Unofficial Fest. Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Under a Fly. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Urban Erotica (I). Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Urban Erotica (II). Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Field of Miracles. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
On the Sunny Side. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Small Form (I). Riga
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Untitled. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Reference Office. Kaliningrad
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Small Form (2). Vilnius (?)
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Untitled. Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
A Man and a Puppet. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
On The Shadow Side. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Holiday. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Time to back home. Vilnius
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Before a holiday. Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Small Form (3). Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Untitled. Odessa
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Untitled. Odessa
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". At the Exhibition. Odessa
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Untitled. Odessa
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Untitled. Odessa
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Urban Erotica (III). Minsk
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being".
Untitled. Siauliai
Uladzimir Parfianok.
From the series "Fragments of Being". Untitled. Minsk

Gelatine siver prints, double-weight semi-glossy paper. Size of every picture is around 16x24 cm.

Works are in private collections in Belarus, Russia, USA, Finland and in the permanent collection of ROSPHOTO (Spb, Russia).

 

 

 

 

 

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about my photography early photographs fragments of being bathing the last days of the past war (1945-91) market place here, there and everywhere garden of stone dedications persona non grata lucida momenta unfinished story intimate life of a seashell untitled (1996) untitled (1997) catalogue of afterimages letters from faraway photographic offering for liudmila rusova unreliable facts from the spot of events

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