Monday, November 24, 2008

Alexey Titarenko

In class last week we looked at the wonderful work of Alexey Titarenko. His ghost-like time lapse shots are like a convergence of memory and dream which gives each image a historical feel. Titarenko, working with a medium format, haunts the streets of St. Petersberg to which he has committed his life to photographing. One place. This struck me. How many people commit themselves to living in one place, pursuing one thing for their entire life. In seminary we talked about how it took 5+ years to really impact a congregation. Perhaps it takes a lifetime of commitment to a place to know really know it, understand its beauty, and be able to photograph it.