"Fairytales" is a work about the mystery and myth of the largest country in the world. Treading the line between poignant realism and humorous fantasy, Frank Herfort's project is a mesmerising, thought-provoking and a times chilling collection of photographs from his journey through the country.
Surreal imagery, colours and scenes lead on to candid shots of post-soviet aesthetic in an honest and strikingly human sequence of photos.
Capturing the insides and outsides of spaces throughout the East Frank Herfort is influenced by social realism: people are shown in their everyday life, which seems to be made up by banal details. The artworks are hence an artistic combination of the surreal and the straight-lined, with an irony detectable in the pictorial language.
Herfort's work brings a modern twist, seemingly imported from the outside, the eradicates markers of timer or context, and persuades the viewer to create their own narrative.
The make an absurd impression, they raise more questions than answers. Each image in this series stands alone and tells its own story, but together the seem to tell a whole Fairytale.