Journalist Natalia Ershova is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From the project ‘JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE ROOM’. To see Natalia’s body of work, click on any image.
The heroes of my project are people, who barely ever leave their home. Many of them work at home, others are sponsored by their relatives. They are very different people, but they have one thing in common – they live on the Internet. Some of them have a lot of friends, but they communicate to them only online or in their homes. And some of them are just modern hermits.
I took pictures of my heroes in their apartments, with their animals and with their favorite things. I asked every one of them “Why do you maintain such a lifestyle?”
Now, most of the people depend on the Internet in one way or the other; and my heroes are an overacted version of the Internet addiction and social loneliness.
I think that with the development of the Internet it is a very broad tendency, especially in large cities, where the pace of life is fast and where there are too many people and too much stress.
All images © Natalia Ershova
By Natalia Ershova