Moscow, Spring 2014. Robert Hamacher spends two months touring the Russian metropolis. On his wanderings through the city, he photographs twelve-lane highways, public water fountains, gilded church domes, and a series of young people in their own flats. Some of them work as models; others are curators or artists. They tell stories of their daily life in Moscow, a city that does not care for those in need and where it is hard to lead a good and healthy life. The thoughts of this collection of young people circle around the questions of how to pursue a career and how to achieve an up-market lifestyle. Hamacher’s portraits show young women and men drinking tea, smoking, or posing with their smartphones – a picture of youth in search of a carefree life. The war in Ukraine seems a long way away here.
Robert Hamacher (b. 1987), studies at the department of media arts at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe. He is currently working on his final project, a film dealing with the topic wohnen (“living”). Published by Spector Books (Leipzig).
132 pages, 19 x 30 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).