Photographer Konstantin Vikhrov snaps far off districts of the Russian capital at evening, evoking putting scenes from motion pictures like ‘Blade Runner.’
Neon indicators, darkish structures, native markets, drugstores, intercourse stores, and monotonous high-rises looming huge: Views so acquainted to folks dwelling in large towns that they’re normally forget. But once in a while anyone reveals inspiration in those scenes.
Konstantin Vikhrov, a photographer from Moscow, is one such particular person. His photos of the Russian capital are like stills from a cyberpunk film (Blade Runner, as an example): Fluorescent lighting, steam emerging from the shadows, shady characters…handiest as a substitute of extraterrestrial beings and Harrison Ford or Ryan Gosling, the topics of those snaps are atypical Muscovites.
Usually he shoots within the capital’s extra far off districts, some distance from Red Square and the glamorous middle. At first, he mockingly known as his public web page on VK the place he uploads the pictures “Taking photos for kebabs” however then renamed it “Boondock Runner,” in connection with Ridley Scott’s vintage film.
Vikhrov appears to be skeptical of Moscow. “Abnormal urbanization, fashionable structures too shut to one another subsequent to outdated Soviet ones, markets in every single place – that is rotten, each outside and inside. The handiest factor left for us is to head insane and revel in all of it as spectators,” he advised TJournal. At the similar time, he says that he surely feels some roughly Stockholm syndrome against the town – and this will also be noticed in his photos, stuffed with melancholic city grace.