“Russia forgot the best things of communism and adopted the worst of capitalism” - this is what my father told me after coming back from Moscow. He studied in the USSR and only returned to Russia 20 years after the fall of the communist regime.
Round the clock is a series of photographs of small stores in residential zones of cities and villages, which are open 24 hours a day even if they do not have clients at night. These stores act as the projection of a dream-government, where everything works round the clock and where the right to rest is abolished by society itself.
The photographs were taken between 00 and 06 AM in popular residential neighborhoods of St. Petersburg with a Soviet-era camera as a means to look with communist eyes the capitalism of nowadays Russia.
The pictures act like portraits of buildings rather than a taxonomy of them. They portray them as monuments to the mixture of communism and capitalism.