Growing up in the streets of Kharkiv, especially in my area of Saltivka, or “the 607”, perspectives were limited. When you’re a young guy you were either wondering where to get the next beer or when to grab some cheap drugs from the pharmacy. Getting older you work one kind of job, retire, and sit on a park bench. That was not what I wanted for my own life.
Daniel Vaysberg was born in Kharkiv in 1996, moved to Düsseldorf when he was 15 and to Berlin in 2019. Many of his family members lived in Ukraine until recently. Since 2017, Daniel has been working as a self-taught photographer. He has already had various commissions from fashion labels and magazines. His artistic focus lies on scenes in the outskirts of big cities, the environments in which he grew up.
Synchron xrepresents a new project series launched parallel to Synchron Magazine by the independent publishing house Dyer Press, founded and run by Lea Klöpel and Johannes Farfsing. The photo book with Daniel Vaysberg is the first publication in this series.