Did We Ever Meet? By Elena Kholkina

16 June, 2014

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Title of publication:
Did We Ever Meet?
Name of artist: Elena Kholkina (photographer)
Additional contributor/s: Tatyana Soldatova (photographer)
Design: Elena Kholkina, with generous support from Teun van der Heijden and all my ISSP book workshop mates
Editor: Elena Kholkina
Series name: n/a
Press: Local printing company
Publication date: August 2013
Place of publication: Moscow, Russia
Edition size: 1st edition – 20
Format: Softcover
Size: 15cm x 21cm, with larger foldouts and smaller handmade pages inside.
Number of pages: 56
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper: Gardapat
Name of printer: n/a
Number of pictures: 102
Price: please contact me at eholkina@gmail.com

Description of book: I spend a lot of time with my friends and I have many pictures of them. One day I was showing them to a fellow photographer and she said – ‘oh, we did the same kind of photos all the time’. So i asked her to show me those photos of her and her friends that they shot during their studies in the 1980s. She brought me her set of green photo albums and I spent some time looking through them. I compared the two archives – hers and mine – and found a large number of very identical photographs. Many of them were just like twins in terms of subject or composition. So, this book is about timelapse and sameness and mirroring lives. Photos by Tatyana Soldatova, Elena Kholkina.

The best thing about self-publishing:
It’s open to all sorts of crazy ideas and handmade details.

Artist website: http: www.offonroad.com
Press website: n/a

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