Given how many historical photos are video are shot in black and white, many of us can forget that the past was also in full color – we just don’t get to see it. However, these photos of Russia in the beginning of the 20th century by photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky give us a rare glimpse into the past in full and glorious color. Color photography, in the way that we understand it, was not possible at the time, but it was possible to create a color image for the viewer by completing three separate photographs.
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Moscow-based designer Ilya Kalimulin has created a series of images imagining what the weirdest products by well-known companies and brands might look like. His imagined products have gained a viral following on a number of Russian-language art and deign blogs, which in turn have gathered the ideas of other creative designers as well.
Cats and dogs have been some of mankind’s best friends from the animal kingdom since ancient times, but under special circumstances, close and loving friendships can form between us and other wild animals. Such is the case with Vadim Veligurov, a 12-year-old boy in Russia who befriended a wild sparrow.
To promote Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Saatchi & Saatchi Russia created an incredibly beautiful campaign showing what’s below the famous Russian Landmarks: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Bolshoi Theatre.
Be it climbing up as high as a 380-meter crane or a 22-storey building – two young Russians have got it all, and more, on their cameras. Vitaly Raskalov and Alexander Remnov call themselves skywalkers, and take pictures of each other on top of the highest buildings in Moscow and some other cities in Russia. The crazy skywalking pictures make you dizzy just by looking at them!
One of the best things in summer are the music and art festivals, ranging from a couple-night affairs with local bands to something as massive as the Burning Man. A smaller Russian version of it, called the Archstoyanie festival, among all other installations presented a 170 ft long trampoline. The massive Fast Track trampoline was constructed last July by an Estonia-based design company Salto in the woods of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia.
Not all grandmas are only into knitting and feeding stray cats: a Russian pensioner Olga Kostina, for instance, took up a very creative project of a house make-over by covering every wall of the facade in colored bottle caps. Located in a secluded Karmarchaga village in Russia, in the Siberian Taiga, the sight of her house will definitely take you by surprise. The woman had been collecting the caps over the years till she reached 30 000 and then nailed her whole collection to the walls, organizing them in various ethnic ornaments and animal portraits.