Self-published photobook by Evgeny Pustarnakov
Edition of 50 copies
“This work is about homecoming.
After eight years of living abroad, I moved back to my hometown of Moscow only to realize that “home”, as I envisioned it, was no longer there. The atmosphere, the people, the places — it all had changed. Now Moscow was a hostile, overwhelming territory — a sprawling labyrinth in which I did not know what to do and how to be.
I felt the need to make sense of it all, to reconnect somehow, and thought that this would be possible by facing and exploring the city. In my search, I aimed to go everywhere, from the central districts to the most remote, isolated parts. These journeys gave me a perception of my surroundings. But more importantly, it gave me time to be on my own, to reflect on myself and the circumstances.
In the end, the whole process was a way of dealing with the tension and uncertainty, that I faced on return.”
160 pages, 78 black and white images
Clothbound hardcover tipped in the photo on the back cover
Olin 120 gr paper stock
Edit and design: Olga Titova and Marina Rogozhnikova (Polako Publishing)
Printed in Moscow by Nemakulatura
Including 160×120 mm silver gelatine print by the artist