1. What is your favourite thing about this time of year?
Snow? I like snow :)
When the snow falls and it so quiet around. When it illuminated by bright sun and nicely sparkles. Throw snowballs fun too :)
2. Have you ever crossed the borders of your country?
3. Do they ask your ID when you buy alcohol?
I’m 26 and yeees, they still don’t sell me alcohol without ID. What the actual fuck I don’t even :D
4. Have you ever gone somewhere on a real adventure? If you didn’t meet any dragons it still counts.
I guess… All my childhood continuous adventure, actually. With friends on the streets till late evening. Fun times!
5. Can you remember the best dream you ever had?
I can’t choose :D
I have a very vivid fantastic dreams, some of them would perfectly suit for comics or video game. But I’m never even write them, eh…
6. How many hours you waste spend on gaming? :D
Usually if a game is interesting enough, I play until I finish it. Last time it was Crusader Kings II, I think, in which I played and played, forgetting to sleep. But it happens more and more rarely.
7. Would you like to live in a fictional world, and if yes, then which one?
Star Trek? Star Wars? Mass Effect?
Well, anywhere in the bright future. With advanced science and victory of common sense everywhere and all nice things like that.
In WWII only the Soviet air force put women in combat. If they fell into German hands the consequences were too awful to think about.
They struggled to get into the Soviet air force to begin with and once in they faced great difficulty overcoming the unsympathetic attitudes of their male compatriots. And if they came down, and ended up in German hands, the consequences were too awful to think about.
These were very brave and determined people and I want to include them in my body of work on WWII pilots - which so far is all male.
I want to find as many of these women pilots as I can, meet them, interview them and photograph them in the “then and now” style I have used with my male WWII pilots (I have photographed* and interviewed 24 WWII pilots in six countries).
In terms of meeting, interviewing and photographing the pilots I have done this so many times now, I am an old hand at it. The main problem I have is time. These fine old women are very old now and they will not be with us for much longer. In fact one died last week. So there is a real imperative to get out there and get the job done. Ideally I would like to present the work in a book, but in order to do this I need more money than I am asking for in this KickStarter project. That is why I am offering the photos and stories of the women pilots in a folio of loose pages of black-and-white now-and-then prints with their respective stories being told in the accompanying eBook. However, if a funding threshold of £8,000 is reached, then I shall present the work in a (conventional) book form as well as an eBook.
there are only 6 hours to go, please help, Tumblr!