It happens sometimes. In the cities full of noise and traffic flow, we can bump into something that looks a bit strange these days. It’s something you can’t forget. Those cars move slower and… their passage leaves you a strong cinematographic impresssion.
This project is an attempt to recreate a specific layer of memory, a déjà vu of a film frame we’ve seen before.
When there is no more bustle of the city, ant quietness takes over, the characters are photographed in their own, well known places, such as parking places and garages. In these “stop frames” there is a lot of silence which the viewer can hear and even see.
The work Old Drivers consists of fifteen characters with very rich driving experience. Each of them has been driving cars for fifty years or more…
Donatas Stankevičius was born 1984 in Kaunas. He graduated from engineering studies, then studied Graphics Design at Kaunas School of Applied Arts. Now teaching history of photography in the same school. Mostly focuses on contemporary photography and social art projects. He exhibits in personal and group shows internationally. He works in the Union of Lithuanian Art photographers and in the Kaunas Photo International photo festival. Founder or alternative photo festival and secret community in Kaunas “Photo Off”.
Donatas Stankevičius has been selected to exhibit at Photoville from the folioPORT.org online-portfolio reviews’ database, run by KAUNAS PHOTO festival, the longest-running photo art festival in the Baltic States, organized by VšĮ Šviesos raštas and the Kaunas Branch of the Lithuanian Association of Photographers.
The exhibition at PhotoVille is made possible with the help of Lithuanian Council for Culture.