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.
ZOOM in to see everyday insects that looks like sci-fi giant monsters — amazing photos made with an electron microscope and excellent LED lighting!
Camera reality is different from what we see with our eyes — so why not push that kind of vision even further to imagine what it might be like to live on a distant Earth-like planets aglow with wildly different colors than we experience here?