NEWSLETTER'S ARCHIVE

NEWSLETTER # 8
BY JURIJ TRESKOW
First of all I hope you guys take care of yourself and your beloved ones. Be kind, present and supportive! Inform yourself and don't panic too much.

Some interesting articles about Corona:

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/coronavirus-economy.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
NEW SHOOTINGS
Obviously I have no shootings for now. I am selecting and retouching my recent shootings and work on my archives.

Some photographers start to shoot on webcam and invent some new methods how to stay in tact. I am also preparing for you something exciting. Stay tuned.

Below you will some photographs from my shootings with Hannah and Jessica and Natalie.
MUSIC
MOVIES
Yesterday I decided to watch again Kin-dza-dza (1986)
It's a Russian cult cyberpunk/scifi movie that became legendary not only in USSR but got a lot of followers all over the world. For me it's in a way a remake on Mad Max (1979) but in specific Ussr way. It's definitely worth of watching. It's free and uploaded on Youtube. With english subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYHv8eJrW2Y

It's a very funny movie, but it's also a melancholic movie with great philosophical sense.
How I became a photographer. Fiction story # 6
It might be a fiction story but maybe it's a true story. Who knows.

Check it out

https://www.treskow.photography/fictionstory_6 - in russian.
BOOKS
I read this book 3 years ago when I was in NYC.

Key-questions from the book.

Is this the very most important thing I should be doing with my time and resources right now?
Stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter?
Am I investing in the right activities?


Especially now it's becoming more and more relevant.

Nothing fires the brain like play!
I can feel that with years I am becoming less playful in many fields of my life. Play was always a very natural state of my mind and body. My source of creativity and joy and best tool to keep up with the stress.
As a child I was always inventing different games and rules that only I can play and understand. I was rarely bored and was enjoying in the same way spending time alone or with my numerous friends I had.

But by constantly traveling a lot and always adapting to new places and environments it became more difficult to organize your playgrounds and have enough just to play. Now it's time to come back to your roots!

Another thing that I still remember from this book is that if
the answer is not definite yes then it should be a no.
And it's still cripples me often with wasting too much time and energy on overthinking about some trivial things.

The main thing is to keep the main thing as the main thing.
INSPIRATION
Ren Hang comes from a very new generation of photographers from Asia that are transforming modern photography.

I saw some of his work on instagram and in some magazines before but I didn't know much about him.

But last year when I was in Paris I came to visit his exhibition at Maison Européenne de la Photographie and I was so impressed with his bright and wild and raw photography. His work reminds me a little bit on Jurgen Teller mixed with Guy Bourdin but in a very authentic way.

Every photograph makes you get react in an emotional way and manner what is rare nowadays with photography. It's quite provocative but not vulgar at all. Pure art and inspiration.

His life was very tough and he was sick of depression. He committed a suicide 3 years ago when he was just 30 years old.

youtube.com/watch?v=dHTt6fHSa9E
youtube.com/watch?v=0MIYJjNgKXY

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/ppmen7/the-art-...
https://purple.fr/magazine/ss-2014-issue-21/introd...
Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

Jurij Treskow