rusiian

6

Alexey Titarenko, City of Shadows, (1992-1994)

Inspiration lies everywhere. In fact, it can even be found in the darkest of times. For Alexey Titarenko, that time came when the Soviet Union collapsed. “In the winter of 1991-1992, one cold and gloomy day, I strolled sadly down a street which used to be packed with people, which used to be full of joyful vibrancy and dynamism,” shares Titarenko. “I saw people on the verge of insanity, in confusion: They looked like shadows, undernourished and worn out.” 

While waiting outside a subway station, Titarenko noticed how a crowd of people evolved in front of his very eyes. With the belief that he could make time stand still by changing the camera’s shutter speed, he created this interesting set of photos. He called the series City of Shadows.

 

Bir Buzulun Çatlağından Nasıl Sızarsa Su

Bir buzulun çatlağından nasıl sızarsa su
ve nasıl iki yüzü varsa o suyun tadının,
bir ileri
bir geri ve nasıl biri tatlı öbürü sertse,

öyle ölüyorum ben de son kez her anında
bu günlerin,
bir yandan eski iç çekişler artık
salıvermezken beni,
bir yandan göremiyorum gideceğim yeri.

Osip Mandelstam (Moskova, Aralık 1933)
Çeviri:Cevat ÇAPAN

Görsel : Russia - 1990s