One day, walking through Moscow zoo, my attention was drawn to the way the visitors - adults and children - lookat the inhabitants of cages. City dwellers coming to the zoo are in a familiar environment: in the world of stone, glass and concrete. In the bustling metropolis, people perceive zoosas an entertainment show, and the animals in it are like actors. For safety, visitors are isolated from animals by a fence ofdurable glass.
The majority of the inhabitants of the zoo are born in captivity and their perception of the world, their habitat is limited by the walls of the cages, theyeat, relax and watch the people. People look at the animals, andanimals, in turn, look at the endless stream of people whoare allowed to brighten up their existence in a confined space. The world of animalsis separated from the world of people by a fence of durable glass.
At some point, the glass border seems to dissolve and then the world of humans andthe world of animals meet, penetrate each other and make a form of anotherreality. This new, magical world is what I was interested in. I plunged intoit, and went to explore. The result of my journey was a seriesof photos, called "Borderline".