Self-portraits with purifiers

Advertising series of self-portraits with Dyson air purifiers for Russian Esquire.

In November 2019, the Russian Esquire magazine asked me to make a series of self-portraits for advertising Dyson air purifiers.

I took a few pictures inspired by David Hopper’s artworks and the poem of the great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky who wrote 50 years ago:

“Don’t leave your room, just say you have the influenza.

A wall and table are the most fascinating agenda.

Why leave this place? Tonight you will come home from town

exactly as you were, only more beaten down…

Don’t leave the room! Let the furniture have free reign,

blend in with wallpaper. Bolt the door, barricade in place

with a dresser from chronos, cosmos, eros, virus, race.”