Behind the glass

When people hide from bad weather behind the glass, they feel allegedly protected. Transparency or semi-transparency of this material creates visual effects which do not need further finishing. People behind the glass are similar to mysterious fishes in an aquarium, and the real life floats by them. The glass, like a barrier, divides people into the observers and the observed ones. Depiction of such situations creates a genre of “observing the observer”

 

"Julia"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
St. Petersburg
2008

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
St. Petersburg
2008

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2011

"Kiss under a palm tree"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2008

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010

"Otherworldly"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2007
"Time for a smoke"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009

"Ra"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2008

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Berlin
2009
"Tic Tac Toe"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Oranienburg
2011

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Lvov
2011
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010

"Waiting"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
St. Petersburg
2008
Из серии
"За стеклом"
Москва
2010

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
St. Petersburg
2011
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2011

from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2010
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
St. Petersburg
2008

"Beauty Shop"
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
November
2007
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Moscow
2009
from a series of
"Behind the Glass"
Paris
2010

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