Photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent years and years discovering and documenting infinite layers of St. Petersburg. His wide collection - not only beautiful, but also grotesque - invites outsiders to step inside the raw and unpredictable streets and experience them without a filter, common for polished postcards or travel documentaries.


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Petrosyan received his first camera as a birthday present when he was 12, but he quit and came back to photography multiple times, before finally turning professional in 2000. His biggest inspiration comes from the streets of St. Petersburg, where he has lived his whole life. From the times of the Russian Empire, to the near destruction during World War II, and the rebirth under Vladimir Putin - the city is full of history, and Alexander knows every corner of it by heart. "This is my world," he says.

Now a full-time photojournalist, Alexander doesn't leave his home without a camera and a backup battery. "Perception depends on many different factors," he says. "But if the picture is taken with a certain energy, the viewer will feel it, regardless of geography and culture."

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Noah Fehks 4 days ago

that cat smile,...

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Bridgette David 5 days ago

Me at family dinners.

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Country_princess 5 days ago

That would be nice to do

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Jen Hazlett 4 days ago

I love this.

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Cathy Shift 4 days ago

don't worry folks, she's goth not emo.

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Amanda Panda 5 days ago

She just took the "walk of shame" to a whole new level

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John L 5 days ago

Streetwise cow, who knows where she is going in life.

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Caitlyn McCracken 5 days ago

Shes trying to watch her stories

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