The memory of childhood forms the main theme of “After an Apple Falls From the Tree, There is a Sound”, a series which Tutatchikova has worked on since 2009. Here, precious summer days of children living in a Russian village surrounded by nature, pass by within beautiful landscapes.
In Russia, there is a tradition of spending summer time in nature – in a grandparents’ house, or in a summer house known as “dacha”. In a land of long and cold winters, summer time has special meaning. Yet as the shining days of summer begin and slip away quietly, children grow up without that knowledge. This modest but shared change in nature’s cycle is metaphorically expressed in the sound that occurs when an apple falls. Ephemeral, but somehow nostalgic, these photographs gently touch the memories hidden in the back of our minds. Created with a universal sensibility that crosses borders, a refreshing book is born.