Temporarily available: Autumn Print 2020
LIMITED TIME PRINT OFFER: This handmade analogue c-print (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in) of a roundabout in Karachayevsk in 2008 is now available for only 158 euros excluding framing and shipping. Once the season is over, the image is no longer reprinted. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. This offer runs until 31 December 2020 (or sold out).
When we talk about the North Caucasus, most people think of republics like Chechnya, Dagestan or North Ossetia. Karachay-Cherkessia is less known. In 2008 I travelled to Karachay-Cherkessia together with Dutch journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius in order to understand more about small peoples with exotic names like the Karachays, the Cherkess, the Abazins, the Nogais and here and there some Kumyks. The latter live mainly in Dagestan, however they share the same incomprehensible language as the Karachays.
On the first day we pass Karachayevsk, the capital of the Karachay part, where mainly Islamic Karachays live. We shortly visit the mosque, which has just been completed. That turns out to be a good decision. While Jelle is listening to the imam talking about the brand-new chandelier made in China, I photograph the stunning view of the adjoining roundabout that connects three roads to different peoples.
Spring Print 2018
LIMITED TIME PRINT OFFER: This exclusive handmade analogue c-print (36 x 42 cm) of a frozen vessel in Siberia is now available for only 148 euros excluding framing and shipping. Once the season is over, the image is no longer reprinted. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. This offer runs until 30 June 2018.
The Spring Print of a frozen vessel is made early 2008 in the bend of river Angara that meanders through the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Irkutsk is the most important economic centre in East Siberia and famous for the Trans-Siberian Railway that stops here. Ten years ago, I travelled to the Russian Urals and Siberia, among other places, as part of my project 101 Billionaires. Far away from the glitter and glamour of Moscow, 101 Billionaires portrayed the vast majority of other Russia.
Update June 13, 2018: The Spring Print sold out.