[This is an archived post and may not display correctly on our new website.]

Katia Repina

I Don’t Need To Know You
Russia   www.katiarepina.com

“I Don’t Need To Know You” is a joint on going project by Katia Repina and Luca Aimi.
Applications like Tinder or Grindr promise us that we will find our perfect match, and we are glad – the more we know about the other person the better we feel. But even in this generation of hyper connectivity, the wild, untamed side of our nature still finds a way to express itself. There are still people who are not scared of not knowing.
The collaborative project by photographers Katia Repina and Luca Aimi explores cruising in Cataluña, Spain. This process of searching for sexual encounters in public places such as parks, beaches has traditionally been viewed in the context of male homo- sexuality. I Don’t Need To Know You ventures further in an attempt to reveal and understand the complexity of motivations and feelings that drive the subjects – broadcasting a sense of loneliness, shame, guilt, exclusion, adrenaline, the narrative poses disturbing questions in search for hidden reasons and excuses.