Tag: Russia

The fairytale world of Kristina Makeeva

Let’s be frank: Every now and then we all need a bit of magic and kitsch. One just has to look around Instagram to notice that magical looking images of sceneries and cities are true Like magnets. One person who’s doing pretty well in this field is Kristina Makeeva. On her account on https://www.instagram.com/hobopeeba/ she ...

Oded Wagenstein – Ageing in the tundra “Forgotten Like Last Year’s Snow“

One of the most interesting recent photo documentaries is the one of Oded Wagenstein. This guy from the Middle East, who, he says, has rarely been traveling in regions with temperatures near 0 degrees Celsius, decided to go to one of the coldest and most inhospitable places in the world to take pictures of a ...

Klimbim is giving color to the gray past

Here we go again. One of my favorite topics: Traveling through time. With photographs. This time I want to introduce you to an artist whose work I’ve been admiring for quite some time: Olga Shirnina. With a technique which the Moscow-born artist claims to have learnt all by herself online she turns antique black and ...

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Russia – photographed by Frank Herfort

Ever since I was a child Russia has fascinated me. The reason for this may have been all those old Russian fairytales or the simple fact that, when compared to other parts of the world, I hardly knew or, to be more exact, I do not know a lot about the real Russia. As a ...

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Oymyakon: the Coldest Village in the World

Oymyakon lies in the Russian Far East. It is a village of 462 inhabitants, which would have stayed unknown to the rest of the world, were it not “accidentally” the coldest permanently inhabited location on Earth. It shares this title – or “Northern Pole of Cold”, the way it is official called – with the ...