4.20.2010

ALEXEY TITARENKO: Saint Petersburg

#1 Untitled (Boy), 1993
Photograph © Alexey Titarenko/ All rights reserved

# 5 Untitled (Zigzag Crowd), 1994
Photograph © Alexey Titarenko/ All rights reserved

#7 Untitled (Three Women Selling Cigarettes), 1992
Photograph © Alexey Titarenko/ All rights reserved

#3 Untitled (Crowd 1), 1992
Photograph © Alexey Titarenko/ All rights reserved

"A crowd of people flowing near the subway station formed a sort of human sea, providing me with a feeling of non-reality, a phantasmagoria. These people resembled shadows from the underworld, a world visited by Aeneas, Virgil’s character. My impressions as well as my emotional state were enormously profound and long lasting. I felt an intense urge to articulate this suffering and despair, to visualize the “peopleghosts,” to awaken empathy and love for my native city’s inhabitants, people who have been constantly victimized and ruined during the course of the twentieth century."

9 comments:

little augury said...

these are beautifully haunting, and just as if little changes in this spot. the title of the show is intriguing. pgt

Michael Jackson said...

Wonderful photos.His website is very interesting too - showing a film of him at work.

Caio Fernandes said...

what a beautiful work .
there are photographers able to go beyond , doing incredible images like this that don't leave any doubt .

amatamari© said...

Oh impressive dramatically!

Karen + Sara said...

i love these. they remind me of those old "spirit" photos of the late 1800's.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Fantastic photos. Great blog.

Karena said...

Wonderfully intriguing, draws you into the image!

Karena
Art by Karena

Ange said...

Fascinating how he manages to maintain such a sharp image except where he sees his 'peopleghosts.'

Amina Bech said...

Beautiful!