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Marry Me Personally, Ekaterina: The Storyline Behind Romain Mader’s Controversial Project about Ukraine

Photographer, musician. Examined during the University of Arts & Design Lausanne in Switzerland. More often than not plays the character that is main their tasks. Had team and solamente exhibitions in Switzerland, Britain, France Denmark, and Italy. Winner of Foam Paul Huf Award.

Romain Mader first found Ukraine in ’09 with buddies: “We desired to travel in just one of the Eastern European nations. We decided on arbitrarily to visit Ukraine. ” During the right time, Romain got enthusiastic about Soviet architecture and took photos from it in Donetsk and Sevastopol. “We didn’t know a great deal in regards to the nation, we’d the stereotypes that are same a lot of people in Western Europe. We thought individuals drank vodka, so we always purchased a container of vodka to take in from the train, but we never ever had the opportunity to start it, because we didn’t meet those who had been thinking about that. ”

Romain had not been just incorrect concerning the universal love for liquor among Ukrainians. “There is really a label in Switzerland that most Ukrainians are often tough and smile that is don’t” the author associated with the task claims. “It was totally distinct from the thing I expected — everybody constantly attempted to assist us, and now we also got invited to a marriage in Donetsk. I prefer Ukraine, there are numerous reasons why you should like it. ”

Later on, Romain came ultimately back to Ukraine to shoot a project that is new Ekaterina, a fictional tale of the intercourse tourist whom stumbled on Ukraine searching for simple ladies. Romain played the primary character in the storyline which was completely constructed by him. Ukraine into the task is really a country that is phantasmagoric populated just by high blondes by the name of Ekaterina, that are dreaming of marrying a foreigner. The storyline possesses pleased ending: Romain discovers their Ekaterina, takes her to Switzerland, and marries her during the base of the Matterhorn.

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