30 x 24 cm
“Man does not need society at all, it’s the society that needs man. Society is a forced measure of protection and survival. Unlike a gregarious animal, man must live alone – in nature among animals, plants and in contact with them.” – Andrey Tarkovsky. Strong words that the young Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko uses to start his book ‘Escape’. No matter how overused the term of the dropout is, Danila Tkachenko in this series portrayed the most radical of their kind and calls them “Escapers”. Men who have turned their backs on society to live alone as hermits in the wilderness of Russian and Ukrainian forests. Confronted with this disturbing work the questions regarding our own personal freedom and the consequences arise anew.