song: "how to waste a moment" by james vincent mccmorrow
"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." --Abraham Maslow, the hierarchy of needs creator.
while visiting all the "Stan" countries, photographer and filmmaker Christopher Herwig became obsessed bus stops.
surprisingly, each was distinctive and uninhibited despite rural surroundings and the oppressive political system that commissioned them.
as more travel revealed more shelters in other Soviet states, the question became, "why?" Herwig explains,
"Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the word for bus (Aвтобус) shares the symbol for anarchy because the local bus stop proved to be fertile ground for radical local artistic experimentation...and were built seemingly without design restrictions or budgetary concerns. The result is an astonishing variety of styles and types across the region, from the strictest Brutalism to exuberant whimsy."