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Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:58:18 PM »

Incredibly beautiful, quirky, paradoxical street-life shots from a very talented Russian photographer Alexander Petrosyan. Great use of wide-angle lenses, strong colors, vantage points, and decisive moments. Having seen those environments, I can strongly relate, but even if you've never been there, I am sure you will be captivated by the images.

"The Russia you’ll never see on postcards…
Street life, St. Petersburg-style"


http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/photography-2/alexander-petrosyan-photographers-devotion-st-petersburg-street-scenes-russia/

And his website: http://aleksandrpetrosyan.com/en/

My favorite:
 




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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 11:33:12 PM »

That's a fantastic set of images. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 01:24:09 AM »

That's a fantastic set of images. Thanks for the link.
+1  Wow!  Thanks!

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 06:45:13 AM »

Thanks for the link, that's great work.

I visited St Petersburg years & years ago when it was still known as Leningrad. Looks like it's got a very different vibe now.
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 07:48:21 AM »

Thanks Slobodan. That's wonderful stuff -- real street photography.

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 08:43:49 AM »

Amazing work. Thanks for the links.

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 11:30:02 AM »

Excellent indeed.
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 05:53:21 PM »

Seems a lot of those are composites. Still produces some interesting images, but would be a bit of a stretch to call it streetphotography then, no?
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 07:25:59 PM »

Seems a lot of those are composites...

Examples?

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 07:11:13 AM »

Some great images there. Certainly evoked some smiles & the odd chuckle.

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 08:12:30 AM »

Thanks for the link. I am impressed by his imaginative photos!
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 08:42:20 PM »

Some great images there. Certainly evoked some smiles & the odd chuckle.

+1 some of the best street photography I've ever seen.
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 04:47:25 PM »

Examples?

Almost any picture gives me that uneasy feeling that something doesn't add up, the light isn't quite right, the shadows don't appear natural or parallel, the comparative size of people doesn't quite work.

In your picture, it seems the shadow directions aren't quite parallel.

In another picture there is a little kid on a railing, with a background where the people look just a bit taller in comparison than would be natural. They don't cast shadows on the railing. The kid seems stabbed by the railing.

You know why people keep cats as pets? (Now that we're on the subject)? Because you hardly need to take care of them. What are the odds then that a cat is in a car which is snowed in? With a wolf-like dog on top that doesn't quite look like its on the prowl in the city, but more like a pose from on a lease that isn't there? And the cat, is it behind the window?

shadows of birds are different with what seems to be chromatic aberration, one seems a moving bird shadow, yet the water is perfectly frozen. Those shadows don't look natural.


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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 04:51:41 PM »

Almost any picture gives me that uneasy feeling that something doesn't add up...

It's Russia, what do you expect?  ;)

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 04:58:42 PM »

... In your picture, it seems the shadow directions aren't quite parallel...

Should they be? Not if you take into account perspective, otherwise quite pronounced in that picture.

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 04:59:41 PM »

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 05:02:40 PM »

Should they be? Not if you take into account perspective, otherwise quite pronounced in that picture.

I mean with taking perspective into account, the shadows don't quite work for me. They don't seem parallel to the vanishing point of the lightsource...
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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 08:30:06 PM »

I mean with taking perspective into account, the shadows don't quite work for me. They don't seem parallel to the vanishing point of the lightsource...

Given the distance from the lightsource, they shouldn't follow the same perspective as the street. The closer the light source (say a street lamp), the more divergent shadows would be, and vice versa.

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 08:36:59 PM »

Incredibly beautiful, quirky, paradoxical street-life shots from a very talented Russian photographer Alexander Petrosyan. Great use of wide-angle lenses, strong colors, vantage points, and decisive moments. Having seen those environments, I can strongly relate, but even if you've never been there, I am sure you will be captivated by the images.

What a great talent! Thanks for posting those links.

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Re: Beautiful Street Photographs from Russia
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2017, 03:54:59 AM »

Thanks for the link. Great photographer. Bookmarked.
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