Siberian Groove

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Irakly Shanidze
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Siberian Groove
Dec 10, 2011

For an authentic feel, she was jamming to St. Louis Blues by Aki Takase

For the venue we chose a kitchen of an abandoned restaurant in a basement of a puppet theatre. Siberia, obviously, is full of those.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 10, 2011

Russians smoke too much.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 10, 2011

You produce some excellent images from that part of the world!

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 10, 2011

very nice...
Something cooking on the stove? ...:-)
thanks for sharing
best

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In reply to intruder61, Dec 11, 2011

You don't say… Every time I come back, my clothes smell like a tobacco factory.
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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 11, 2011

First the eye is drawn to the performer through the haze of smoke, then the backlit woman's head catches my attention before it settles and is repeatedly drawn to the blonde observer who is catching the light most sublimely.

I am never sure with your stuff the degree you stage the shoot and the light but damn you can be so good at times. This is one of those moments.

Bravo.

David

And yes, they do smoke way too much over there.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 11, 2011

Irakly, there is so much to like about this photograph....the smoke, the rim-light on the hair of the girl to the right and the expressive profile on the girl to the left. Beautiful image!
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In reply to David28, Dec 12, 2011

Thank you David. This one is 100% staged.
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Maybe, but did you also stage every little smoke curl???
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In reply to Bruce Granofsky, Dec 12, 2011

Bruce Granofsky wrote:

Maybe, but did you also stage every little smoke curl???

Of course he did Bruce - he has control over the smoke . . . . and that sour expression on the blond girl's face as well

Wonderful and peculiar atmosphere . . . redolent of school dinners and after hours jazz clubs.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 12, 2011

Great shot - but what did you do with the poor muppets? I bet Miss Piggy is gonna get you when you are sleeping. (that would make a neat photo)
Love the atmosphere on this one...
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Jono Slack wrote:

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Wonderful and peculiar atmosphere . . . redolent of school dinners and after hours jazz clubs.

Meals eaten in Russian basement dining rooms - looking at this photo I can smell that gray meat and greasy gravy and taste the instant powder lemon tea...

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That is good stuff.

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In reply to David28, Apr 18, 2012

David28 wrote:

I am never sure with your stuff the degree you stage the shoot and the light but damn you can be so good at times.

I am late to this party, but it just struck me that this is one of the reason's why they are so good. It often looks like a mixture of both.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Apr 19, 2012

Wow ... Irakly ... this is incredible! As with most of your work, there's so much to look at in this picture. Just amazing.

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you were in a Siberian Groove
In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Apr 20, 2012

I love busy photographs

Russian photographers are fond of set pieces & will often stage them among themselves

your Russian training is evident and much more appreciated after I attended this years FotoFest Biennial featuring Russian works

none of yours were included, perhaps because you are a Georgian working in the US, but I now have more insight into your work
a treat seeing this one
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