Ladoga. Vika Bykovskaya photography

Ladoga. Vika Bykovskaya photography

Ladoga. Vika Bykovskaya photography

LADOGA (ongoing)

The project is a visual study of the “spirit” of the largest freshwater lake in Europe — Lake Ladoga. By the “spirit” of Ladoga, I mean the essence of a place — that exclusive, constant and static in it that allows Ladoga to remain unchanged in the changing conditions of human habitation. With the help of animistic generalization, the method of “feeling” and empathy, as well as with the help of poetic thinking, I endow Ladoga with consciousness and allow the viewer to see it through the eyes. I give the quiet voice of the lake, almost inaudible in the noise of the current time, the opportunity to tell its story.