is a project dedicated to people in the global lockdown.

In these times, when communication around the world has shifted to video conferencing, in the small windows of the Zoom interface you can see not only your chat partners, but also the environment around them: a gap between the tiles, a thread caught on a curtain, a shower curtain hidden away but still visible in the frame. Where does the intimate end and the public begin? Persons become inseparable from their environment — because during communication, you actually are at different places, not in the same as it used to be. In this situation, the frame of the screen sets a point and direction of view.

A Russian proverb says: ‘A thread from the world makes a shirt for a naked one’ (literally meaning ‘many a little makes a mickle’). The image of a thread uniting the faraway corners of the world became the basis of this project. It was conceived spontaneously during the first remote shooting in Andy’s home city and began with the thought that, apparently, people are facing the same problem, which lead to the idea of uniting people during the fight with the global pandemic. There was no selection of heroes for the shooting — all those who responded and were interested, participated. As a result, 72 photoshoots were done under completely different technical conditions (depending on the equipment owned by the models): from screenshots of a video call, to a smartphone with a 12 megapixel camera, to a remotely controlled professional digital camera. The project involved both people whom Andy has known for many years and those whom he encountered for the first time in his life. The project was not funded by any external means.

72 photoshoots
in 52 cities
and 34 countries

many a little
makes a mickle

photographed by Andy Go
curated by Sofia Dmitrieva
designed by holystick
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