With a background in architecture and design, it feels appropriate that Anna Yeroshenko (1984, Russia) transforms her photographs into architectural objects. She begins by photographing the streets of Boston, where she lives. Then, folding and manipulating the paper prints of her images, Yeroshenko creates material objects that bring another dimension, literally and symbolically, to her original photographs.
Stripped of colour, the street scenes are further concentrated into their geometric constructions. The paper folds bring out the buildings’ actual corners, creating a simple yet affecting experience of depth. “I build an imagined reality,” Yeroshenko explains, “with an intention to bring back to the viewer the joy of looking at the things we are surrounded by and take for granted, things that are the stage sets of our lives”.