Born in Moscow, Tokyo-based artist Elena Tutatchikova looks to the memory of childhood as the theme for this series, which she has worked on since 2009. Her camera follows children from a Russian village surrounded by nature as they swim in the river or wander in the woods. In a land of long, cold winters, summertime has special meaning. Yet the children experience the quiet onset and passing of summer’s bright days unawares of its deeper significance. This shift in the seasonal cycle is metaphorically expressed in the sound of an apple falling. Simultaneously ephemeral and nostalgic, her photographs gently touch hidden memories through their universal sensibility.
Published by torch press, 68 pgs, 26 × 21 cm, Softcover, 2017, ISBN: 9784907562090