«Bakuvian Street Photography» project started as a series of photographs that I was shooting throughout the 2019-2020. After years of communication with foreign travelers and tourists visiting the city where I grew up, personally, for me, it was a way to observe citizens living, culture, and daily habits from my new point of view.
On the second stage I decided that the book will be right medium to share this experience to watch them as a film, the speed of viewing depends on the observation of the viewer. Each photograph collected in this book is filled with details. If you let your imagination run wild, then gliding across the frame creates the feeling of being in the place where the shot was taken and watching the actions of the citizens. Aditionally book sequenced by the context, shapes and colors. This is how they continue each other to make this visual journey even more absorbing. In the end there is an epilogue, stories of 12 photographs and a list of page numbers and their description such as street where it was taken or object name.
After finishing the sample book, the next step was a book exhibition, user experience and audience analysis, and a pre-order campaign to raise money to make copies. According to the results of observation, the book is interesting for foreigners who want to take a piece of the city, Bakuvians who take away a gift to foreign acquaintances and foreigners who first want to get acquainted with live, non-touristic Baku.