donderdag 19 augustus 2010
Communism & Cowgirls Rob Hornstra Photography
Communism & Cowgirls was done as a graduation project at the Academy of Arts in Utrecht in 2004. In this final design the flyleafs are red (front) and green (back), but in the actual printing the flyleafs are blank. Communism & Cowgirls deals with the first Russian generation growing up after the decline of communism. These young people are influenced by Western subcultures and are free to ¬pursue individual development in a way that would have been unthinkable for their parents. At the same time they don’t know how to handle the liberties offered to them. They are growing up with grandparents who still speak well of Lenin. They still live and work among the architecture produced by communism. And – true to the spirit of Communism – they still agitate against American capitalism. Yet they drink Coca Cola and wear the latest fashion as shown on MTV.