Hieronymus Grabstein – Monumentum
Lens Magazine|October 2021
Our brain is organized so that it analyses and memorizes visual information faster than any text. A spectator is always curious to see what is left outside the camera’s view. There is hardly a better way to tell stories of people’s lives other than via visual imagery. Handicraft– from the beginning and up to the end of each operation. It is not an automated process but significant experience, expertise, and a bit of spontaneity and freedom of artistic creativity.
Dmitriy Gubanov / Hieronymus Grabstein © All Rights Reserved.

Alexandra Büssing / Hieronymus Grabstein © All Rights Reserved.

My ongoing series of pieces first started in 2017, depicts contemporary Russian monumental artists in their workspaces. MONUMENTUM presents an inextricable connection between the artists and the space that surrounds them. With no claim to sophistication, the interiors of the studios contain a lot of details that might seem rather ordinary at first sight. But this is only at first sight. The photographs turned out to be full of life and filled with the magic of the creative process.

Mihail Ushakov / Hieronymus Grabstein © All Rights Reserved.

Photographer and filmmaker. Born in 1987 in Novosibirsk, currently lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

Aleksandr Sviyazov / Hieronymus Grabstein © All Rights Reserved.

Once discovered his passion for photography in 2009, soon it became clear he was eager to turn it into a real profession. Years of working in production design pushed further and shaped his language of visual storytelling.

Serafim Chyorniy / Hieronymus Grabstein © All Rights Reserved.

Working on various projects ranging from fine art to portrait photography. As a visionary, guided by his bright mind and intuition, Hieronymus sees his own art as a reality broadcast of sorts. Consequently, he prefers not to direct viewers into any specific feeling with his work, letting the dreamy and surreal images speak for themselves.

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