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BEHIND THE SCENES

21.05.2019

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Sketches and religious Baroque paintings were the inspiration for Sevrouk's series. As of May 24,  Last Paradise will be on display at the ‘horizonte zingst’ Environmental Photo Festival.

“The degree of the destruction and exploitation of nature I found when working on earlier photo projects already shocked me. Then I got the idea that a stuffed animal might be a suitable metaphor for this. In my mind I saw the religious paintings from the Baroque era, where saints and martyrs were depicted surrounded by flowers. Instead of saints I used stuffed animals that I arranged among real plants. I made numerous sketches beforehand – my roots are in painting, and these sketches explain the approach to my work better than a thousand words.

It's very important to me that my series is now being seen in Zingst. It's a festival that has committed itself completely to nature – that's unique. My themes will be able to reach a wide public there!”

You can find more pictures and information about the background to Ekaterina Sevrouk's Last Paradise series in LFI 5/2018.

The series is being exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Zingst, Germany, from May 24 to September 15, 2019, within the framework of the ‘horizonte zingst’ Environmental Photo Festival. A talk with the photographer will be held at the Kunsthallenhotel Vier Jahreszeiten on May 31, at 10:00.

Equipment: Leica S
© Bernhard Müller

Ekaterina Sevrouk

Ekaterina Sevrouk was born in Moscow in 1975, and is a child of art. Her love of painting is always reflected in her photographic work. She studied at the Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin, and was a 2017 Leica Oskar Barnack Award finalist for her series, I Came As A Stranger.

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