This Is What Russia Really Looks Like: 40 Honest Photos By Aleksandr Petrosyan (New Pics) Interview With Artist
Russia is often an interesting and bizarre place, especially for those who are not really familiar with the culture. Photographer Alexander Petrosyan's goal is to show the real, unfiltered Russia. With all the weird situations, unique people, and beauty of its cities.
The photographer travels Russia, capturing all the interesting moments. His style is very expressive and every photo has a story to tell. Many of Alexander's photos show certain traditions Russians have. Like swimming in the freezing lake in winter, burning an idol for the winter to go away, and many more.
Alexander gave us an interview and told Bored Panda about his photography. His main goal is to "share my personal view of the world I live in." He photographs Russia and its people to show others what it's like living there and experiencing all that is going on. It's interesting to see the country from the perspective of the person living there. They know all the nooks and crannies of their country, their traditions, and their people.
Alexander has been photographing since he was a child. On one of his birthdays, he received a photo camera and since then he's done nothing else but capture the world around him. It is easy to see that photography runs in his veins. After many years of practice and experience, he has become a great photographer, able to capture the most unique and interesting moments.
Alexander opened up that the most challenging part of photography is coming up with new and fresh ideas, seeing the same things from a new perspective. Any creative individual would agree that creativity doesn't always flow easily. Sometimes you just have to force yourself to do the things you love to find the passion and flame again.
Alexander told us that he doesn't have a particular process when it comes to capturing these photos. He just goes with the flow. Alexander goes outside and just sees what happens. He said: "I always rely solely on chance." This pays off really well for him because he has lots of interesting and unique moments captured in his portfolio.
Alexander describes his photography style as: "Petrosyanschina." There is no denying that the photographer has a unique and original style and concept. Not many photographers manage to capture such moments and movement in their photos. He mentioned that this is just the way life goes in Russia. He didn't even need to come up with a concept, Alexander just needed to go outside and capture what was happening.
Alexander has been doing this for 21 years. He started in the 2000s and is not planning to stop anytime soon. He said he is inspired by life itself and the people of Russia. Alexander said: "They love not for something, but despite it." If you live in Russia or anywhere near, you probably know that they are one of the most hospitable people. If you come over to their home, they will have a whole table of food and drinks prepared. Make sure you're comfortable and have anything you need. Also, they are great company and are fun people!
The photographer said this when asked what advice he would give to a photographer who is just starting out: "Saturate your soul with the best that has been created in the history of mankind." If you surround yourself with things you love, with things that inspire you, you are bound to become better at your craft. "The secret of my enthusiasm, which is actually very simple: every fall and failure is a springboard for future success! I am interested in looking for myself in new senses, in new situations. The development is more interesting for me than the end result."