This is a gorgeous art project. I love how unpretentious they all are.
VICE: You were about 25 when you begun working on this project – that’s kinda young to be thinking about babies, no? Was your clock ticking already?
Jana Romanova: No, it was the exact opposite. It was around then that I started noticing a lot of my friends getting pregnant, then suddenly everything changed. All the fun and the drinking and the hitchhiking stopped and, for me, it was a really difficult moment because I felt like I was alone.
Awh. Was the project kind of your way of getting yourself involved?
Sort of. I kept trying to think of ways to deal with it – ways to get used to it. I slept over at my pregnant friend’s flat one night and, when I woke up, I noticed that the couple were sleeping on the floor. There was a ladder in the flat, so I climbed up and took a picture of them. That picture said something to me about their relationship; the way they were sleeping made them seem very much like a team and extremely disconnected at the same time.
More of Jana Romanova’s photography series here at VICE. Thanks to Jen for the link.