Natalia ERSHOVA

Journey to the edge of the room

Russia


The heroes of my project are people who barely ever leave their home. Many of them work at home, others are sponsored by their relatives. They are very different people, but they have one thing in common — they live in the Internet. Some of them have a lot of friends — with whom they only communicate online, or in their homes — and some of them are just modern hermits. I took pictures of my heroes in their apartments, with their animals and with their favourite things. I asked every one of them “Why do you maintain such a lifestyle? ” Also, under every photo you can guess the age of the person and you can find out how many years he or she doesn’t work officially. Now, most of the people depend on the Internet in one way or the other; my heroes are an overacted version of the Internet addiction and social loneliness. I think that it is a very broad tendency, especially in large cities, where the pace of life is fast and where there are too many people and too much stress.

Natalia ERSHOVA
Natalia ERSHOVA
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