2013 - Ongoing
“Portside” means in ships language the left side of the ship, the “not right” side in opposite to Starboard side which is for “the Stars”. “Portside” is the side where the sailors go out to meet the prostitutes in Ports. I am interested in life of those who are at the very end of the chain. I have been always close to the "plebs". It is there on deck 1, where is the real life. This photo Project is a look at the society of workers and their environment on Cruise ship, our everyday life here on board, which I am part of. I started to photograph here in 2013 and I continue till now. What interest me, is a condition of the human being here, the emotional state of people closed in 200 meter long and 36 meter bright space with 14 decks where people are locked up every day for many months and around is only ocean. What happens to human in this conditions? Water affects our bodies, our minds, you feel it, and you feel how your life is changing. Everything is illusion. We live in different reality. Often I cannot sleep, like others. I wake up in the darkness, dress up in uniform, and go for breakfast to crew mess with sleepy face. I see all those strangers and don’t feel like sitting with them. I would like to drink proper coffee. I can’t swallow this food anymore. I try not to be a slave or victim. All possible instincts come out.