Mar 1, 2010

boris mikhailov and the blue hour

Yes, I am at it again with the blue photography, but these are not cyanotypes; they are tinted photographs. In the series, At Dusk, Ukranian photographer Boris Mikhailov recorded his homeland at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. To use a word that has been irrevocably altered by one teen fiction series, it is twilight photography - both literally and metaphorically, for Mikhailov is shooting a sociey in transition in what is effectively at the sundown of an entire political era.

image 1 from the Guardian, images 2-8 via the Victoria and Albert museum

2 comments:

Juliana said...

WOW! My friend is from the Ukraine and these pictures were just so incredibly profound! I am an art nerd as well, and am so glad that I stumbled across your blog this evening!

I am now following your blog! Come pop back over to my blog sometime and follow back if you would like. It is always wonderful to meet other bloggy friends! Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into A Blog!

shimmer and glow said...

These are very beautiful

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