We are at the flax-spinning mill in Vyazniki, the Vladimir region. It's really ancient, dated something back 17**s years... For the last two centirues Vyazniki has been a Russian flax capital, it had a plenty of such mills all around.
Capitalists were given land in such unfavourable places like swamps and ravines. This one stands in the ravine. Height differential on the territory is 4 storeys. You enter the first floor on one side and exit from the fifth...
1990-1995, Russia. 23 shots of a French journalist Jean-Paul Guilloteau taken in different regions of Russia in the years that seem to be the period of mythology now... The landscape left by the USSR. Atmosphere, streets, faces, colors, clothes and things of that time, when the Soviet Empire vanished so fast but all its material
attributes were still around. The alternative future gave only hints: brights signs, lines in the subway, bottled beer that was not a hard-to-get thing anymore... These photos are so different from what we see everyday in the varicoloured flow of news of the XXI century so it was impossible to miss.