Beach Sequence Pt.3 by Kirill Kovalenko



"This series I began to shoot last spring. As usual, I didnít plan to do a series originally, but trying is the best way to dive into what I am most concerned at the moment. The whole complex of ideas and currents of sentiment which prevailed inside me during the period when I was shooting this series was poured. Outwardly quite a romantic picture of a peaceful, happy existence, almost idyllic. In bright and unsaturated colors, perfect peace, tranquility, serenity feeling the absolute ideality of the situation and cannot be thought about the threat, partly it all like echoes of actual dreams. But there is the feeling of a lack of time, as if all those people to come and do what they do solely by inertia or habit. Has already clearly left a past, unknown future, but this all goes on, as if there were no first and second, neither before nor after. What really want these people from life? for the sake of what they live?

All pictures were taken on the beaches of the Crimea, in a very controversial time period* with different points of view. The beaches were chosen because they are considered by many people to be an indicator of the intensity of the rhythm of life in this place." (Kirill Kovalenko)


Following a Crimean referendum, held on 16 March 2014, in which separation was favoured by a large majority of voters. The Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea declared independence and decided to return to the Russian Federation on 18 March 2014.


Kirill Kovalenko
Born in 30th of December in1986, in Kirovograd, Ukraine. Now based in Simferopol, Crimea. Started his practice in photography about 4 years ago. Engaged in mainly digital photo, although some time ago he experienced a surge of interest in analogue photography. He's a self-taught photographer and a member of the Association Ukrainian alternative photographic since June 2013.