Posted by Fabio 30 September 2011

After a few years of her folklore field work, Daria Tuminas started to photograph in villages. The crucial thing for her was to address specific individuals and set close relationships with them. She became friends with Ivan, Andrey, and their family two years before she shaped the idea of the project Ivan and The Moon.

Ivan is older, he is 16. Andrey, nicknamed ‘Moon’, is 14. The two brothers live in a distant village in the northern part of Russia, where they spend time fishing, hunting, and playing with ghosts at abandoned places. Mature and childish, naive and enigmatic, with a fairy tale world inside and unique moral values, they are totally different from their peers living in the city.