How it all began.
When you come to St. Petersburg first place you should visit is Fontanka, the bronze statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik, then throw a coin to make a wish, after it raise your eyes and you will see it. The roof. Glass domed-shaped roof of Her Majesty’s Stieglitz Academy. When I saw it for the first time I want to get there. Not the in the roof, I want to come in the building to feel it’s atmosphere to sense the spirit of art. I’ve seen many pictures in the Academy Museum but just buying a ticket and viewing exhibits wasn’t enough for me. I wish to be in the thick of it … in the thick of art.
This how I get the aim. So I began to search how to succeed itI was looking for contacts. Here “Six degrees of separation” has worked. I met Anastasia, she introduced me to Alex. He became my personal guide into the mysterious world of chaotic beauty. You can imagine yourself a Hogwarts’ student in Stieglitz Academy. Magic is everywhere. All these people who were enthusiastically painting and writing. The only thing I want was to stop an instant. But the most amazing things were in future. I would never have found the exit without help from the corridors I was led.Little cute items were everywhere, statues, tools, jars, notes for students, each with its own smell. Lecture-halls are separated by aisles. Creative mess rules here. Sunlight blend with dust making the effect of fairy mist. I explored every nook and corner. It was very difficult to decide where to photograph but I did it. I chose the place for one of most beautiful shooting.
“Cupid and Psyche”
This is a metaphorical project, inspired by the statue Cupid and Psyche. It was the idea for photo I’ve realized with dancers. I was like a sculptor who carve the statue and Academy was my studio for that day.
Dancer’s body is material like clay or stone. They sculpt it whole life, hurting hands, fingers. As sculptor press clay dancer make his body, he is ready for injures and all that for a single moment of meeting with audience. The same audience will come to Hermitage to see beautiful body made of white marble.