Alexey Titarenko on The Artist Series

blogEntryTopperHaving first mentioned Alexey Titarenko book The City is a Novel here it became one of my favourite books of 2015. Great to see Ted Forbes video of Alexey in his excellent The Artist Series. A highly recommended series of videos allowing photographers to talk about their work and inspirations. Here is a sample of the book. As he writes in his essay City of Shadows, at the start of the book, “Universal emotions perpetuated during the last century…constitute the main themes of my photographs, to the extent of transforming the most documentary among them into elements of a novel — not reportage, but a novel, whose central theme is the human soul.”


Alexey Titarenko: The City Is a Novel

blogEntryTopperThe City is a Novel is the first major monograph of the Russian photographer Alexey Titarenko, devoted to over 20 years of his work (1991- 2014) The book features City of Shadows his poetic essay on this home city of St. Petersburg as well as three other cities, Venice, Havana and New York. This retrospective is not to be missed by fans of his work. It is published by Damian. Documentary on Titarenko can be viewed on his website here