The idea of nostalgia implies loss, memory, things or events seen from the blurry distance of time, old-fashioned ways. Young Russian photographer Denis Yakovlev is exploring the notions of nostalgia and identity in his native homeland by combining modern methods with much older ways to produce multi-layered platinum palladium contact prints on richly textured paper. The effects are both complex and simple. The ideas reverberate with melancholy, confusion and the discomfort of pulling away from old ways and breaking into the new. He seems like a young photographer to watch.
— Jim Casper
Editor's note: We met Denis Yakovlev, and discovered his work, at the excellent Photovisa Festival in Krasnodar, Russia in 2013.
In this realm of scientific curiosity (and many other topics of obsession), photography has a intriguing relationship with the invisible, allowing us to see worlds that we cannot see with our naked eyes.
creates modern-day digital photograms to capture exquisite details of women's stockings — pale specimens glowing in inky black space.
A photographer's journey to another place and another time, where she makes an attempt to piece together an image of a familiar stranger—her long-lost father.