Russian photographer Dmitry Lookianov finds his subjects in the high-rises of Moscow’s suburbs, mystifying the demystified surroundings. White and grey dominate, with pastel pinks and blues injecting a seemingly premeditated comfort. The human subjects – dispassionate and experienced consumers, inhabitants of the future – are engaged with various gadgets and machines, acting out a world of simulacra where problems such as ageing, illness, or death can be solved. We observe in them an expectation of sensations, or at least their belief that these magical objects will deliver such sensations. This illusion of control is at the root of Lookianov’s clinical and uncanny images. Thanks to the brilliant Peperoni Books (Berlin).
104 pages, 22 x 26 cm, paperback, Peperoni Books (Berlin).