This is me. I am unique.
VIDEO
Written & directed:by NATALIA BAZINA
Director of photography:KIRILL GROSHEV
Executive producer:NATASHA SKLIAROVA
1st ad:YANA VASILIK, ФЕРНАНДО ВАЛЕХО
Assistant producer:KATHLEEN FOX
Production director:NIKOLAY KICHUK
Production assistant:KATE SHMERKO, ЖЕНЯ ВИГДОРОВИЧ
Production designer:OLGA PERETYATKOVA
Camera:ALEXANDR MELEKESOF, OLEG DEMKIV
Gaffer:ANTON AGEEV
1st ac:KONSTANTIN OSKERKO
Assistant camera:ALEXANDRE AUBIN, DAVID ZALK
Edit:Kirill Khandurin, VLAD YAKUNIN, NIKOLAY TOKAREV, IVAN GUSAROV, HAYK VARDANYAN
Color:NIKOLAY VAVILOV
Sound:MITYA KRUPENYA
Postproduction:GALINA ZYABKINA
Seeds photography:MONICA DUBINKAITE
Music producer:TIM AMINOV
Compositor:KONSTANTIN POZNEKOV, ASHOT DANIELYAN

PHOTO
Creative director:NATALIA BAZINA
Portraits photographer:DANIL GOLOVKIN
Producer:KATYA MICHALEVA
Seeds photographer:MONICA DUBINKAITE
Muah:ANNA KHOMENKO
Muah assistant:DARYA SELIVANOVA
Style:VISIBLE STYLE
Creative stylist:VASILISA GAMALEYA-GUSAROVA
Stylist:NADEJDA SOKOLOVA
Assistant:EUGENIA ZHURAVLEVA
Florist:DANIIL BORISOV, POLINA CHENTCOVA
Сamera:GUEORGUI BOLDENKO
Retouch:RABOTA RETOUCH

No one questions why one flower grows straight up and another bends sideways, why one is pink and another—yellow, why one tree sprawls, yet another stays close to the ground. Nature is impartial, her creations are unique, and so are we. We are all unique in our identities, our bodies and our minds.

The objective of the project “This is Me. I am Unique.” is to encourage audiences to re-examine their thoughts and feelings about people with disabilities through a physical multimedia installation. We do this by using the concept of a seed. Many development and physiological disabilities are determined at the seed stage. Seed is a sacred symbol. It symbolizes conception, growth, future. No one seed is like another, each is different, each is unique.

Why are some lives valued more than others? What do we see when we look at ourselves or at other people? This project explores these questions and challenges assumptions about disability and our preconceived notions about what makes us different.

Eurasia Foundation | Cloudred | Charity Fund Williams Syndrome | Hermes production | bazina.sass+ agency&studio