Another Peter: the artist populated the city with unusual inhabitants
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The northern capital is rightfully considered an unusual and mystical city. Therefore, even if you see a pangolin with a bag or a penguin the size of a house, you need to remain calm.
Strange things happen in the works of photographer and artist Vadim Solovyov, but they are so organically integrated into the St. Petersburg landscapes that they look almost authentic.
It is quite possible that Vadim Solovyov is tired of the reputation of St. Petersburg, which is considered to be gray, rainy and academically strict. It turned out that in order to revive the cold stone and leaden sky, it takes quite a bit — to add animals, birds, insects, plants or, at worst, unusual mechanisms to the streets.
The author not only skillfully handles the camera, but also masterfully owns Photoshop — the works make us believe in the reality of what is happening, although their fantasticism is obvious.
If you look closely, some of Smirnov's paintings are perceived as a reproach to a person who so thoughtlessly disposes of the planet.
Giant animals and birds do not look alien among the megalopolis and even dangerous creatures do not cause an alarming sensation.
They live their normal life, as if parallel to a person, without interfering in his affairs and without showing aggression.
Well, or almost without showing ... Although, who knows — it's possible that this tirex was just in a hurry somewhere and didn't calculate a little?
There are among the unusual citizens and quite tame, for example, like this polar bear.
There is a place for mechanisms in Solovyov's world. Robots and amazing insect-like mechanisms help a person, or just live their lives without attracting much attention.
The artist is not averse to joking about the realities of St. Petersburg.
Plunging into the surreal world of Vadim Solovyov, you will definitely not regret it.
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