Says Arseniy: A few years ago I developed a fear of flying. It’s because I started to look at the safety instructions every time I got on a plane. There are many different safety guides, in fact, all of them describe a world riddled with pending danger and give advice on what to do if something goes wrong. All these pamphlets scared me above all else.
I started taking pictures of my wife and I, who had been living in isolation together for 90 days due to the pandemic. I realized that, just like on a plane, I do not control anything. My life had become just as precarious as an AirBus flight with heavy turbulence. The only thing I could do was to plan a shooting as a way to stay sane. My pictures have nothing to do with survival recommendations; they only illustrate the fact that I don’t have any answers to any question and I live in a world of complete uncertainty. My performances do not prove or disprove anything, they are just illustrations taken out of context, with no result or reason. They are merely actions from inaction.
Arseny Neskhodimov (1981) born in Samarkand, lives and works in Moscow. In 2003 he graduated form institute of Culture (Kemerovo) BA in Photography and Cinema. Since 2008 he works as a freelance portrait photographer. Contributes with magazine such as Forbes, Esquire and others.
His personal works were awarded and shortlisted by numerous contests such as Silver Camera, IPA, Aesthetica Art Prize,Annual Photography Awards,Kuala Lumpur International Photo awards,BIFA,International Photography Grant among the others. In his works author touches upon issues of disillusionment and sense of alienation of the generation born in early 80s. This micro-generation is usually called Xennials who are described as having had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.