With an aim to find new contacts in the modelling world, young men decided to show their snapshots (unedited pictures taken from different angles, in underwear) to the group Typical Modeling Man on the Russian social media VK. The community of this platform started to judge their appearances. Predictably, the process soon generated a mostly negative result: no chance as a professional model! In Snapkins, Maksim Finogeev shows those who could not even pass a public casting and have become strangers to this value system based on looks. The snapshots of these young men are printed on paper napkins, thus combining their bodies with disposable products. This denounces the absurdity of consumerism, the vulnerability of the individuals and the strange desire to be one of the beautiful, rich and famous.

About the artist

Maksim Finogeev is born in 1987, he lives and works in Odesa, Ukraine. He is an art and fashion photographer. In 2014, he graduated from the Kiev Institute of Culture and Arts with a degree in Graphic Design. He is a coordinator at the International Festival «Odesa Photo Days». His personal exhibitions were held in the Center of Contemporary Art «Tea Factory» (Odesa, 2016) and the Odesa Museum of Western and Oriental Art (2017).