The project was initiated in 2020 amid the global battle against COVID-19.
Photos were captured with a classic film camera to make the process more natural.
The coronavirus simultaneously brought us closer to nature and made us feel the power of invisible cells.
While many people faced death, others confronted a new reality. Lockdowns and self-isolations made new mental atmosphere. We got a lot of new rules and restrictions for our normal lives.
Don't harbor thoughts about freedom and human rights. Whether you are dressed or not, it doesn’t' matter, the main thing is to wear masks. The viewer can find a place for himself on every photo and feel themself protected. Empty city spaces or an open field, no matter where you are - keep your distance. Just don't get close, keep your distance. Place on your masks, please.
All protection wear will end up in the nature. Don’t ask questions, just put on gloves as well. Maybe after all that challenge people will think about the pollution of the planet again.
… reported COVID-19 deaths between Jan 1, 2020, and Dec 31, 2021, totalled 5·94 million worldwide, we estimate that 18·2 million (…) people died worldwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic (…) over that period. / The Lancet, UK, March 10, 2022.
Most of the new plastic found in oceans was generated from hospitals, shipping packages, and from personal protection equipment. / Peng Y, Wu P, Schartup AT, Zhang Y, "Plastic waste release caused by COVID-19 and its fate in the global ocean". National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2021
Disposable face masks and surgical masks are not recyclable. Once used, put them in the rubbish bin. / Sustainability Victoria government agency, Australia, February 2, 2024.