What exactly is GORSAD KYIV? Who is behind it?
It is trio of artists, consisting of Julian, Masha and Vitya.
How do your projects come about?
If we talk about people and the subjects of our photographs, It is always different. You can meet someone just on the street or in the company of skateboarders, find some object, for example, at a flea market, and then come up with a plot for shooting. When you look at the world through the prism of your creativity, everything comes by itself.
What 3 words would you use to describe your work?
Youth, Freedom and Being yourself
What do you value most in your work?
We think these are the people we work with and who are the heroes of our photos.
What does freedom mean to you?
Now our country is reclaiming its freedom and independence, the concept of freedom has become not only liberation from any dependencies and oppression. Freedom is the right to exist for Ukrainian people now and not be absorbed by the occupier.
How are you dealing with the current situation?
The best thing is to immerse yourself in the work, so you can minimize the impact of negative thoughts.
What are you working on now?
We are constantly working on various projects and exhibitions. One of which we plan to implement in Vienna. We are currently in the process of creating it. This project will be an exhibition in which we would like to bring together young photographers from Austria and Ukraine.