27
Oct
11

Alexey Titarenko : “St. Petersburg” Series (Photography)

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“Titarenko is a master of photographic technique, not only with his camera but also in the darkroom, where he produces exquisite prints, some delicately toned, all different…his art, like that of Shostakovich, Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn, is bound up with the suffering of the Russian people” WM

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Magic of St Petersburg
alexey titarenko
photography
1995-1997

Magic of St Petersburg
alexey titarenko
photography
1995-1997

Magic of St Petersburg
alexey titarenko
photography
1995-1997

Magic of St Petersburg
alexey titarenko
photography
1995-1997

Magic of St Petersburg
alexey titarenko
photography
1995-1997

“City of Shadows”
alexey titarenko
photography
1992-1994

“City of Shadows”
alexey titarenko
photography
1992-1994

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Major photo series include “Nomenklatura of Signs” (1986-1991), “City of Shadows” (1992-1994), “Black and White Magic of St. Petersburg” (1995-1997), and “Time Standing Still” (1998-1999). In those series Titarenko paints a bitter picture of a Russia (seen through the lens of St. Petersburg), where people live in a world of unrealized hopes and where time seems to have stopped.

“Titarenko presents the city as mystical and eerie, a reflection of the many tragedies that occurred there throughout the 20th century. His key inspiration is not contemporary photographic practice, but rather music, and particularly that of Shostakovich. His black-and-white pictures allow for details that situate the scene in time and place. Many photographers have employed “blur”, but Titarenko applies it to street photography, transforming straight reportage into haunting poetry.” Barbara Pollack

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Alexey Titarenko : Portfolio

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1 Response to “Alexey Titarenko : “St. Petersburg” Series (Photography)”


  1. 1 chameleonic
    October 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    beautiful retouching on these,…. gloomy and haunting photos… love it.


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