Photos for which the author was dismissed from work.

I propose to see the photos, for which the author was dismissed from work.

Group Trivia - a photographer Vladimir Vorobiev Vladimir Szokolay and Alexander Trofimov, who worked at the turn of 70-80-ies at the Kuznetsk Metallurgical Combine (KMK). However, the chronicle of the plant among their pictures - in the absolute minority.

Once expelled from their main place of work of the denigration of the socialist way of life, they had to destroy part of the archives, and they freely engaged in a photo.

"We picked up a camera, and in the free mode walked down the street, calling it a" free hunting "and having no ultimate goal. Only in this mode, I have come to a complete film material ", - says Vladimir Szokolay - one of the band members.

17 photo.

"Cneg on coke batteries," Koksokhim KMK, November 27, 1979.

"Celebration of Shrovetide miners", Novokuznetsk, 1984.

"Filling the ice stadium" Metallurg "" Novokuznetsk, February 11, 1984.
Thrive members did not leave with the cameras and outside the factory, and the working day. As a result, most of the work - this is everyday scenes on the streets of Novokuznetsk 80s.
The principles on which to take pictures Trivia - abandonment of retouching and cropping the footage. But most importantly - a complete rejection of staged shots. Everything that happens in the scene, is really going on; man with the camera never tells the heroes, how to make it photogenic, and does not ask them to repeat the missed time.

"The official registration of the newborn," the registrar of the Central region, October 1, 1983.

"The competition for the production Gorpromtorga gymnastics", school № 62, Novokuznetsk, Siberia. April 10, 1983.
This principle of non-intervention was quite atypical for the official Soviet photographs, which often even well-known historical photos (such as "Victory Banner over the Reichstag") played in front of camera.
"In the USSR, 90% of the newspaper as a photographer to shoot a movie, starting with the selection of props - says curator Yevgeny Ivanov. - It is necessary to remove the tractor hero? Disguise it and do not put near the tractor on which it runs, and near the new tractor. From the photographer needed not real life, and life is what it should be, edited for ideological purposes ».
Refuse to set and shoot life as it is, including in difficult conditions (such as factory floor), Threave photographers could in particular due to the fact that at the turn of 70-80-ies have bred Japanese "Canon" and German "Leica". Answering the questions of the Novosibirsk public who came to the opening party trivia Vladimir Szokolay said that "Zenith" and other Soviet cameras Show captured much of it was not possible, and in general the acquisition of "Canon" was a turning point for the group.

"Electrician on coke batteries," KMC, Novokuznetsk, 1980.
This image - a slightly surreal and absurdist - looks specifically conceived, but it is not. It depicts a wizard, who came to the shop to fix the clock KVM, but the coke oven battery in places allocated gas from which a person gets drunk. Drunken master went out to get yourself in the fresh air - and it took a passing photographer Vladimir Vorobiev.

"Opala chicken carcass»
Complete rejection of the dusting of reality eventually stopped the official existence of the group is trivial. It was officially registered in 1981, managed to take part in 19 exhibitions (including foreign ones), but at the beginning of 1982, the party officials and the KGB suspected style trivia denigration of the socialist way of life.

"Going to visit gentlemen", Novokuznetsk, 1980
Trivia not chasing bright externalities. Many photographers are well aware of how to impress the audience and immediately turns a photo into a circus - who climb higher. At the same Trivia - simple stories in simple language. But this simplicity, like Chekhov, - outward simplicity, behind which hides the depth and purity and the capacity of the language that you want to study for years.

"Happiness is passing by", Novokuznetsk, May 1, 1983
These pictures - masterpieces, because they - not about effects, but about human life, about questions of life. For example, "Happiness is passing by" - ordinary situation at the demonstration turns the whole parable. And technically this parable is transmitted clearly and precisely, there is nothing superfluous, everything runs on one idea.

"The corridor of the hospital. Kefir after birth ", 1st clinical hospital, Novokuznetsk, Siberia, June 29, 1981.

"The bookstore. Department of second-hand literature ", Kirov street, Novokuznetsk, Siberia. January 21, 1983.
Besides artistic value, dating back to the day, a photo Trivia valuable as a historical document: "For us, street photography - is the only way to shoot freely. We actually recorded the history of their city. Another method was not. We will not start up, have not been invited. Our motivation was - survey of our history, what happens, what breathes the city ", - said V. Szokolay.

"Wreath for a dog." Children come to school and saw a dog that decided to bestow flowers.
The photographs "Manifesto Thrive" is really a lot that social networking is overwhelming wave of nostalgia under the slogan "we had a really happy childhood without" iPhone ", but with deep pools, sandboxes and scoops."

"Games in the" gum ", the yard outside in Togliatti, May 9, 1985.
Photos allow to dive into the pool (or sandbox) childhood with his head if you caught that time, at least in polumladenchestve, a couple of hundred photos miraculously activate some seemingly sealed and tucked away in the archives of memory layers.

"One in the bathroom," is put on dry pants on a child, the other waits his turn in the bathroom, orphanage № 2. Novokuznetsk, May 29, 1981.
On the other hand, many in these photos is able to sober up a bit nostalgic. Someone noticed that these images could serve as accusatory documents on a hypothetical process against the state called the Soviet Union.

"Smoke break at the gas tank," such fun Russian.
But in general, photos of the band is not perceived as "chernukha" - rather inspire and cause a fondness for people.
And most importantly - it works like a time machine: the viewer like a walk in the Siberian city of thirty years ago - he spies sometimes unnoticed everyday scenes, sometimes faced with the inhabitants of the last head-on, and they are looking at it (time traveler) suspicious and curious.


"The people in the queue", Novokuznetsk, 1982.



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