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Let me share with you a few pictures from winter Sevan Lake, Armenia. Here are scans from 3 different movie hand-roled (from Kodak Vision) films. I’ve signed their names under each picture.
I really like the stereotypes of foreigners about Russia – the snow, bears crossing the streets and people in national costumes drink vodka straight from the bottle :) But you know … sometimes reality is almost like that! Of course, you can’t see bears in the streets – because bears live at least 10 thousand kilometers from Moscow. And no national clothing can be found except in museums – Russians prefer Gap, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, and similar brands. And we also drink vodka sometimes, but more often Italian, French and Chilean dry wine (red, of course, from the decanter). But what one can not take away is the snowing! For example, a couple of days ago we had a monthly norm of snow falling in one single day. This is how it looked from the window of my house:
And two days later:
In general this is a very curious, but after traveling halfway around the world, I like more and more to shoot from the window of my flat on 7th floor. For example, here’s one more view two month ago:
Let me share with you a set of photos by Sergey Maximishin, one of the famous russian photographer. Here are pictures of different years, from different countries, and a series of journalistic photo stories.
Sergey Maximishin was born in 1964. Spent childhood in Kerch, the Crimea. Moved to Leningrad in 1982. Served in the Soviet army as a photographer the Soviet Military Force Group on Cuba from 1985 to 1987. Graduated from Leningrad Politechnical Inctitute in 1991 with a B.A. in physics. Worked in the laboratory of scientific and technical expertise in the Hermitage Museum. Graduated from St-Petersburg Faculty of photojournalism in 1998. In 1999-2003 was a staff photographer for the “Izvestia” newspaper. Since 2003 works with a German agency “Focus”.
The Times, Time, Newsweek, Parool, Liberation, Washington Post, The Wall Street Jornal, Stern, Business Week, Focus, Der Profile, Corriere della Sera, Izvestia, Ogonyok, Itogi and other.
World Press Photo (2004, 2006), Russia Press Photo contest (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), UNEP International Photographic Competition on the Environmental (2005) and others.