Nick Haymes - Zoloto

"Zoloto, the Russian word for gold (observed by Haymes through his interactions with his Russian inlaws), reflects his affections for his family life—however unhinged it may appear. Childish revelry soon turns to a bloodied nose, which with time returns again to revelry. Through Haymes’ unflinching gaze, the experiences of childhood and adolescence are defined with unusual clarity and savage beauty. Zoloto’s sequence details an intimate narrative of this complex inner world, as Haymes’ images are at once a combination of both the documentary and the staged, employing tableaux to further reveal the intimacies of childhood life"