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“Visual poetry, both intimate and universal”

Step into the captivating world of Analog Human Studies, a photography project by acclaimed artist and friend of he mag’ Slava Mogutin. His latest piece of work takes readers on a remarkable visual journey spanning two decades of Mogutin’s film photography. Published by MenOnPaperArt (MOPA) in London, this limited-edition softcover book of 172 pages is a must-have for art enthusiasts seeking a glimpse into the intimate and universal aspects of the human experience.

Analog Human Studies is a labor of love that showcases Mogutin’s evolution as an artist. Starting with the outtakes from his first monograph, Lost Boys (2006), the collection has grown to include a mesmerising array of portraits, nudes, and striking imagery. Mogutin’s lens captures the raw essence of individuals and their surroundings, offering a glimpse into their lives and emotions. However, what sets Analog Human Studies apart is Mogutin’s unique blend of visual poetry and photography. Hand-written poems and text pieces accompany the stunning visuals, infusing the collection with a deeper layer of meaning. Mogutin’s genre, as he describes it, is “visual poetry, both intimate and universal,” and this sentiment resonates throughout the entire publication.

The book features an impressive lineup of artists and personalities who have left an indelible mark on Mogutin’s journey. From Maxima Cortina to Pierre et Gilles, each individual brings their own story and presence to the pages. Through his art, Mogutin captures their essence, freezing moments in time that convey the power and complexity of the human spirit.

Analog Human Studies is not just a photography book—it’s an invitation to explore the depths of human emotions. Mogutin’s work transcends traditional boundaries, immersing readers in a world where vulnerability, beauty, and complexity coexist. Each page is a window into the raw and honest moments of life, urging us to reflect on our own experiences and connections.

The publication offers two editions for collectors and enthusiasts alike. The softcover edition, priced at £40, provides a beautifully crafted experience. For those seeking an even more exclusive piece, the limited hardcover edition, with only 100 copies available, is priced at £300 and is sure to become a treasured collector’s item.

Analog Human Studies is a testament to Mogutin’s creative brilliance and his ability to capture the essence of the human condition. Through his masterful use of film photography and visual poetry, he invites us to delve deeper into ourselves and the world around us. So, step into the realm of Analog Human Studies and embark on a profound artistic journey that will leave an indelible impression.

Words by Grace Powell 

Images courtesy of Slava Mogutin 

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