Rainy Russian Street Photography Resembles Oil Paintings by Eduard Gordeev
With the sole use of a camera, St. Petersburg-based photographer Eduard Gordeev creates wistful images of romance, which resemble oil paintings, around the iconic landmarks of Russia and Lisbon. Without the presence of a drop of paint, Gordeev captures the stormy skies and foggy film of the brooding landscape.
The artist layers and executes each blurred droplet with elegance and purpose. They beautifully swirled around the pavements and hit the camera screen in and out of focus. The bright colors are intentionally intensified and reflected on the scenery. To mimic the technique of oil, he skillfully blurs and diffuses light and shadows, following the Impressionists approach in movement.
The darkened skies, and drops of rain, which cloak the faces of strangers and the lights of the city come alive under the spell of the rain. The cosy weather conjures up enough magic to take an observer back in time and relive the hidden mystery and long forgotten beauty of classical oil paintings.