Being a repository of images of a particular genre, I frankly don’t know where half these things come from. This could be an image that Pip collected or a lead from a reader and I neglected to note the details. Sashko Milkovich is a Ukrainian wedding photographer. Examining his portfolio, one can see the kinds of images one would expect but it also includes this perplexing image. It is a lovely image of domesticity but not really fitting in the wedding genre. Perhaps Milkovich is trying to exert his artist impulses and the photo does also say something about cultural attitudes in The Ukraine.
I was curious about the blankets with writing on them. I would be interested to know what they say. Are they just mundane platitudes or some kind of political statement by the artist?
It’s a beautiful image. Quite surprising indeed for a wedding photographer. I believe that many photographers who end up working on the mainstrem have something artistic smothered inside them.
Yes, it’s too bad how so many with an artistic temperament are relegated to compromise their craft for the sake of making a living. I have found that photographers these days necessarily have a commercial component to their work. Sometimes it’s appreciated by clients but sometimes not. -Ron
I searched the two phrases on the blanket that were immediately legible – “open wide” & “and keep” – and William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 27 (Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed) was the first result.
Thank you for this. I have never seen blankets with writing on them before so I had to wonder if there was something special being conveyed here, either by the artist or the producer of the blanket. -Ron