The book with photos about Mount Hoverla - the highest point of Ukraine. This is the visual and idea reference to series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" by Katsushika Hokusai.

Edition of 89 + 11AP
Texts by Dmytro Kupriyan
Book design by 89books
40 pages
31 color photographs
22 x 33 cm
Digital print

Mountain Hoverla is the highest point of Ukraine, by analogy to the sacred Mount Fuji in Japan and Japanese, is almost sacred and mythical aura to Ukrainians. Besides these two mountains outwardly similar and have almost perfect conical shape. With these photographs I want to fill the gap that remained unfilled in visual art in Ukraine and with coloring I want appeal to series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” by Katsushika Hokusai and his metaphysical and authentic relationship to Fuji. Also I want to bring shape of mountain Hoverla to ukrainian’s perception as a sacred place, which currently is a tourist attraction. It is very easy to get to the top of Hoverla from several routes and on the way to it a person should immerse himself in the local traditions of highlanders of the Transcarpathian region. I have been filming in that area for several years. I am filming how people live, what they do, how they work, in addition, I film directly the mountains and nature. With all this photos I want to engrave in history this time, such a slice of the environment in which they live there, the circumstances, the inherent things and ordinary life. But on the other hand, I want these photos to become such a work “out of time”, which would remain relevant over the years by such a old technic of hand coloring black&white photographs. This is a hand printed black and white photos hand coloured by me with oil paints.