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EВРОПЕЙСКИ ФОТО ФЕСТИВАЛ - EUROPEAN PHOTO FESTIVAL

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Copy/Paste

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around […]

You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.

Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile.

Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

Bob Marley’s words not only find expression in the project of Kseniya Margarit, but also inspire her to engage very intensely with the theme of human relationships between couples. „Copy / Paste“ is the ambitious attempt by the young photographer to prove that when two people really love each other, they are in the process of symbiosis.

Not only are their ideas and their views on the world melting together, but also their visual images.

The project was announced back in January 2018 and more than 100 couples applied to participate. Only after a long and thorough screening process, Kseniya picked out 20 of them. Through the strongest weapon of reflection – the mirror – Kseniya shows the joint image of each of the couples. Interestingly, no matter how different the individuals are, the mirror helps you realize how similar they look.

As one of the most ancient questions, „The chicken or the egg? What came first?“, here too we could ask how it’s possible that people in a relationship look alike – are people who have a similar appearance attracted to each other or is love transforming them? This and many other questions arise while we are walking amongst Kseniya’s portraits.

The Ukrainian has always been curious to get to know the people around her. She came to Bulgaria more than ten years ago and it is in her nature, to want to learn as much as possible about the world around her.

Kseniya Margarit’s special signature style brings to life everyday scenes making them look like fairytales. Her magical characters imperceptibly cross the boundary between imagination and reality, leaving behind a path of stardust. The passion and fantasy with which Kseniya shoots are just a small part of the style of the Ukrainian, who chose Bulgaria as her home more than 10 years ago. Her visions are born while others sleep – in her dreams she sees magical stories and mythical beings who are eagerly waiting for their turn to come to life through her lens. Although she falls in love with photography at the age of 8, Kseniya keeps improving her skills. That’s why almost two years ago she enrolled to study photography at the New Bulgarian University, and she spends her weekends juggling between English lessons and thematic photo sessions with which the young photographer feeds her constant hunger for expression.