in each city ami asks 50 of its inhabitants to hand-draw a map to a place of their choosing, a place that is significant or important to them personally, for any reason. she then uses the maps to navigate to each location and take a photograph to represent each location. the ° books portray a side of each city as interpreted by those who live and work in it every day. its not a “guide” to the new café or club, but rather, a unique way of discovering different parts of the city.
dear friends, please read this message, don’t skip it. on 27th december 2008, my husband Mikka died. he was robbed and thrown to the river. some of you could have known him or have seen his wonderful and poetic b&w photographs of his daily life.I decided to do a book in memory of him. the little bear’s book. in russian it is Мишкина книжка (Mishkina knizhka) what has double meaning – the little bear’s book and Misha’s book (that is Mikka’s real name). I ask everyone to take part and draw little bear for Mikka or for our 1 year old daughter who could watch them all later when she gets older. doesn’t metter if you are skilled in drawing or not. just do it with your heart.
children’s book illustrations flickr set