Jun 30, 2016
Yura is a young Ukrainian architect and photographer whose photographic work seeks to unravel taboos and discover the borders between romanticism and vulgarism. “Radius” is a series that seeks to reveal what happens in the intimacy when we close the doors by juxtaposing natural desires with a familiar environment. In this context, daily objects acquire different meanings and are transformed into something sexual when combined with allure and nudity.
Following we want to present an interview we had with Yura:
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?
YK - My name is Yura Kolomiets, I’m 28 years old and I’m living and working in Kyiv (Ukraine). I graduated at the University of Architecture.
am - How did you start in photography?
YK - I started shooting at the time of my university studies when I realized that architecture was not “my” visual language. After that, the main reason for shooting started to be the fear of missing what I see.
am - What inspires your work?
YK - I am inspired by everything that makes me nervous. It can be anything. The main thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.
am - What is the series “Radius” about?
YK - "Radius" is an internal area of the people and their desires, personal attitude to the intimate and secret things, the information field of each individual.
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
YK - Martin Parr.
am - How would you describe your photographs in 3 words?
YK - Color, Rectangular, Ambiguous.
am - When you are not taking pictures, what do you do?
YK - I’m worrying for the climate.
am - What are 5 things you could absolutely not live without?
YK - It seems to me that I can go without anything, except for tomato juice.
am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go?
YK - Norway.
am - Favourite songs / bands at the moment?
YK - Archy Marshall.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
YK - I like serious movies.
am - What’s your favourite author?
YK - John Robert Fowles.
am - Gin, vodka or tequila?
YK - Scotch.
am - Your main unanswered question in life?
YK - Why alcohol finishes up always so quickly?
am - Do you have any project in mind that could be a personal or professional challenge?
YK - Every project is a challenge for me.
am - Thank you very much for your time and your contribution to analog magazine.