Photobook “Schwarzenegger is my idol” by Sergey Melnitchenko


"Schwarzenegger is my idol" is a story of the 1980s-1990s generation raised on Hollywood blockbusters. The series was taken in 2012 by Sergey Melnitchenko, a photographer from Mykolaiv, a city on the South of Ukraine. It features a group of young men, deeply passionate for sports, who are turning their teenage craze into a compass through the suffocating atmosphere of the Post-Soviet provincial town.

Sergey Melnitchenko: “Schwarzenegger is my idol””

First Edition, 2020
Photography: Sergey Melnitchenko
Text: Oleksandra Osadcha
English translation: Volha Mikhnovich
Design: Calin Kruse / FLUUT Grafik-Design
Editor: Sergiy Lebedynskyy
ISBN: 978-3-947922-02-4
Print run: 1000 copies
Format: 140 x 200 mm
Volume: 88 Pages
Paper: 120 g/qm Envirotop
Printing: 4/4 Skala LE-UV
Refinement: 1 glued-in black and white photograph 10×15 cm
Cover material: 211 g/qm Printa 0125/800
Cover printing: 4/0c Foil colour
Cover processing: Blind embossing
Endpaper: 120 g/qm CARIBIC TERRACOTTA

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© 2020 all artwork by Sergey Melnitchenko
© 2020 Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography for this edition