Elusive Childhood (2012)

Profile Photograph By Pavel Proskuriakov


I am afraid of shooting unknown people. However, I do it. This photograph I have taken through the window of my apartment. A child was running away. He reminded me of my childhood, of my own past slipping away from me. Alternatively, it could have been me, running away from my own past, while the past itself stayed still. That way of other, my childhood keeps haunting me. From time to time, I go back to my memories, living those frozen moments over and over again, comparing them with the present, and contemplating on who I was and who I have become.

Pavel Proskuriakov is a Russian-Israeli photo artist who is currently living and working in Israel. Proskuriakov was born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1976. He has been interested in photography since his teenage years, when his father taught him to ... MOREMore


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