18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Self portrait with tulips. From Safety cards series.

Once I developed a fear of flying when I come across safety instructions on a plane. After that I found out there are many different guides that give recommendations on what to do if something happens. In this world of instructions, everything always goes wrong: robbers break into your house, your house is destroyed by an earthquake, an airplane falls into the water... - in this world, danger lurks around every corner. This is a terrible place where you always have to stay vigilant: do not sit in restaurants close to the exit, try to determine your location, do not move if you are injured, be sure to lock the front door and so on. I have become I have become paranoid. In this world, you must know the necessary things to survive: before you eat a fruit, you need to wash it, and if you accidentally find yourself in a crowd, you need to to get out of it at any cost. This is an ongoing project that I started working in 2020 it consists of portraits of my wife, myself and the flat where we stay most of the time. In this story I depict a world where fear and uncertainty have become our constant companions.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Moscow, Russia
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Arseniy Neskhodimov