Before COVID-19, barely a year ago, Barcelona has struggled to manage the number of tourists descending on its streets. With more than 30 million visitors in 2019, tourists were about to far outnumber the local population of 1.6 million, which put a strain on the resources of the Catalan capital. The City Council of Barcelona […]Read more "Barcelona Post-COVID-19: the new reality of the over-touristed city"
Russia, my home country, is actually the biggest country in the world, but I realized this only when travelling more across the European continent. Everything seemed to me so near! For us Russians a neighbor city is located only a night trip by train. And it’s quite usual to travel by train for 40 hours […]Read more "Russia beyond Moscow"
The photographs document my first impressions of urban life in so-called new German states – Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia – which were dissolved by the East German government in 1952 and were re-established in 1990. # Halle-Neustadt # Leipzig Leipzig, the biggest city of Saxony, met me with a rainy weather, so the city is no […]Read more "Across The New German States…"
# Linz, Austria # Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn is a charming Baltic town that absolutely caught my heart. After gigantic Moscow it seemed to me like a little fairy tale – its old town, the Estonian language that sounds so extremely difficult to learn… I visited my family there, and I did not photograph much, but […]Read more "Miscellaneous"
The great French philosopher Voltaire applied the literary method ‘a view from outside’ to describe France on behalf of foreigner characters or, even better, the Earth on behalf of aliens in order to better comprehend the French society. A travelling artist also sees a foreign place from a different angle and often captures something special […]Read more "La belle ville de Genève…"
Whether you are a university, a hotel, an NGO or a private company, contact me if you wish to promote the aesthetics of European urban fine art photography – in general or of a specific European city in particular. Together we will create cool high quality eco-friendly prints or decor products with my photographic art. […]Read more "Commercial"
Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe – it is difficult even to count how many times this overtouristic mecca has been instagrammed over the past decade. But what everyone will notice quickly – Barcelona on Instagram are mostly touristic paths, views from the terraces of hotels, the seashore, and many many […]Read more "Barcelona, by a Local Stranger"
Vienna is a fascinating city for an urban fine art photographer, because the yesterday of the city does not let you go, but at the same time the spirit of vibrant tomorrow is in the air. This is a challenge to catch this contrasting spirit in photographs, and I hope to find more time in […]Read more "Vienna Impressions"
Moscow is the largest European metropolis with 12 million people not counting daily commuters from the region. Stereotypes about Moscow are skyrocketing, and not only beyond Russia’s borders but among the Muscovites themselves. Exhausted from stressful working days, long rush hour commuting or never-ending traffic jams, many Muscovites rarely get motivated to explore their city […]Read more "Moscow, through the eyes of a Siberian"
„One reason, for which one can prefer Berlin to other cities, is that it’s constantly changing.“ Bertolt Brecht, 1928 As if doomed to impermanence, Berlin is a city of constant change, which makes it magnetic for an urban photographer. Destroyed by war, divided into sectors and rebuilt anew, this city has changed dramatically many times […]Read more "Berlin – The City of Change"