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Black and white St. Petersburg by Gennadi Blokhin

Black and white St. Petersburg by Gennadi Blokhin

Black crow. Night St. Petersburg by Gennadi Blokhin, Russian professional photographer

Black and white St. Petersburg by Gennadi Blokhin
Known as Gektograf, Gennadi Blokhin is a professional photographer from St.Petersburg, Russia. His series of black and white photographs of urban landscapes is similar to the paintings. The paintings of gloomy, hopeless St. Petersburg, with its poverty, misery, despair, illness, and death. St. Petersburg through the eyes of Rodion Raskolnikov, main character of Dostoevsky’s “Crime and punishment”. The rainy city of stone sphinxes, damp yard-wells and gloomy ceremonial stones inspires photographers, artists, and poets, in particular, Joseph Brodsky. According to him, in St. Petersburg there is this mystery – it really affects your soul, it forms it. The person who grew up there, or at least spent his youth there – it seems to me difficult to confuse him with other people.

Black and white St. Petersburg by Russian professional photographer Gennadi Blokhin

Night city. Black and white St. Petersburg by Russian professional photographer Gennadi Blokhin

Black and white St. Petersburg by Gennadi Blokhin

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