Publisher: Fundacja Sztuk Wizualnych
Size: x cm (approx.)
Soft cover with dust jacket (turnes into a poster), 64 pages, signed. Edition of 350. Order here.
„Slavik’s Fashion is a series of photographs showing an unusual fashion collection from the streets of Lviv. Over 100 photographs depict Slavik—a homeless man, who is dressed differently in each picture. “Slavik is 55 years old, he is a homeless Gypsy, and has a particular lifestyle, quite unfitting for a vagrant: he does not walk around with a bunch of bags, does not rummage through garbage cans, does not talk to other homeless folks. He almost never wears the same outfit, sometimes changing twice in one day, he regularly changes his hairstyle, and shaves under his armpits!” This is how Yurko Dyachyshyn describes the protagonist of his project.The photographs were taken during chance encounters on the streets of Lviv. Fascinated by Slavik, Yurko planned to create a series of documentary photographs, which would be augmented by a psychological portrait. However, Slavik never told him his story. Still, he came up with the places and poses in which he was to be photographed. One could say that he is the co-author of the project, as a result of which this cycle is very different from Dyachyshyn’s earlier works.“ Cecylia Malik