Raised up in a traveling addicted family Pavel began to make photographs already in his childhood. He travelled with his old soviet cameras a lot and visited almost all countries of Europe as well as former soviet countries, Israel, the Jordan, North Africa and the USA already by the age of 20. “The feeling of endless freedom during these trips, – says the author, – was the point where my inspiration for photography began”. Having a stable job position Pavel was trying to combine his creative addictions like music, photography and writing with his work. But 2010 he suddenly drops his job and decides to dedicate his life to things he really likes. He starts playing in a rock-n-roll band, keeps on writing his first book and travels all around the world. It all serves him as an inspiration in his world of photography. In 2012 he works as a freelance photographer in China and then moves to the United States. Pavel’s works are widely filled with ideas of loneliness, isolation and emptiness. He tries to uncover the human being’s nature and its feelings, fears and instincts. The author appeals to the problem of people who are alone even when among thousands of others. Being a very sociable person he though inclines in his works towards the opposite and dark side of his life.
The project depicts author’s surreal vision of America.
After living in China for almost a year Pavel moved to the United States in 2012 and was amazed to see a country that was absolutely different from what he had envisioned. As a foreigner who had just come here he mainly knew this country from movies – and that was a country of wealth, happiness, skyscrapers and success. He realized however that it was just an image Hollywood wants people to see. America itself became a sort of myth to everyone in the outside world.
What Pavel saw in reality was absolutely different from that established image. If you dive deeper into the country you’ll find countless places that are authentic in their pureness. They are the soul of the country and enable one to look into its heart. Pavel set out on a journey through the states to find this kind of places. He wanted to see its roots and its real unmodified face.
An artist’s goal is to demystify the picture Hollywood created. In a surreal way the author is documenting America as it is – vast and giant, strange and weird, forgotten and lonely. His goal is to strip it down, making it naked to our eyes, thoughts and minds.
To view more of Pavels work please visit his website