Sunday, March 16, 2008

Here and Gone:

Lens Culture... Here and Gone: 21st Century Anonymous Portraits - photographs by Alexei Vassiliev. "...For moments or hours every day, urban dwellers often find themselves temporarily trapped in enclosed spaces, bathed in artificial light, surrounded by garish colors, and mired in a sluggish state of pause. This can happen in a subway station, a waiting room, an indoor shopping mall, an airport lounge... While the people may be physically present, their minds and spirits are often elsewhere. The blurred portraits of anonymous strangers made by Russian photographer Alexei Vassiliev capture this phenomenon with surprising, emotional force." More Works by Alexei Vassiliev at his personal site.