Hope is a photographic project that casts a compassionate spotlight on the craft of handmade candle sculptures. Against the backdrop of conflict and hardship brought about by war, candles have emerged as a symbol of resilience and resourcefulness, serving as a vital substitute for electricity in the daily lives of Ukrainian households.
Beyond their practical role, candles hold a significance within the realm of spirituality and religious practice. They serve as a conduit to higher powers, a source of solace, and a means to inner peace during times of turmoil.
Through the lens of these photographs, Hope captures the flickering flames of these candles, illuminating not only the physical light they provide but also the emotional and spiritual warmth they offer. In the face of adversity, these images evoke a profound sense of hope, reminding of the enduring human spirit and our capacity to find light in the darkest of times.