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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Best Russian Self-Published Photobook Stable of the Year (and Best Photobook Video)
image of Lookbook
I never quite know what to make of the books that come out of the Russian Independent Self-Published Photobooks Stable but they always have a bit of a different feel, I always enjoy them, I always end up smiling, and I always look at them again to see what the hell is going on and wondering how I can elevate myself to the higher plane of existence that the inhabitants of RISP inhabit.
image of Alla Mirokskaya's book
That's true of three of the titles that I saw this year. Anastasia Bogomolova's Lookbook Alla Mirovskaya's Old Family Photographs and Deep Space Objects and Julia Borissova's Dimitry, and Olga Bushkova's Google Wife.
And sorry if I've missed a few out because there are more I know.
image from Dimitry
Buy their books by following the links above or here. And Olga Bushkova's Google Wife also came with my favourite photobook video of the year in How I tried to Convince my Husband to have Children. The title's misleading because she didn't (not in the video) or did she?
And did she really pin pictures of babies up around the wall to convince him? Is she really as obsessive as that. And is her husband as much of a jerk as he's made out to be?
Is it true or is it all just a fictional lie? And if it is who cares.
You'll have to watch the video to find out.
Here it is:
Olga Bushkova "How I tried to convince my husband to have children..." ver. 1 from Misha Bushkov on Vimeo.