Photographer Spends 10 Years Photographing Same Bench, Captures More Than He Expects

Blog By mariam  |  09-02-18

Each Picture has its different story.

The Decade For A Bench

The Decade For A Bench

Yevhen Kotenko captured this bench from his kitchen window for a decade and the pictures will surely make you feel a lot of things at once!


The Bench With Myriads of Stories

The Bench With Myriads of Stories

A Ukrainian photographer captured this bench for a decade.


Limitless Pictures

Limitless Pictures

" I didn’t give myself any time limits or goals, I just went to the kitchen and looked out the window,”, he said


The Myriads of Emotions

 The Myriads of Emotions

“Usually there was something to see.”


Life Comes in different shades

  Life Comes in different shades

Although Kotenko claimed he has fond memories of the neighbourhood he grew up in, “there were a lot of bad things, too, that is better not to think about.”


The Dreadful Reality

The Dreadful Reality

“The worst thing was seeing people I went to school with drinking on this bench, then crawling home like reptiles. I was scared that if I went outside, I’d become one of them.” Kotenko said the subjects he captured were oblivious to his camera.


The Bonds Grew

  The Bonds Grew

While some people bonded over the bench, others kept waiting for the right one!


Emotions

 Emotions

There are lot of emotions attached to the bench!


And talked about millions of things

And talked about millions of things

Friends chatting over a can of beer!


The Project Display

The Project Display

His project had been on display at a Kyiv art pub until January 26 and received mixed reactions. “Some people laughed, others complained that I just focused on the alcoholics.”


The View

The View

Though the photographer has moved from the home which offered him this view, his parents still live here!


Too Many Emotions

Too Many Emotions

And too fewer words to describe!








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