Siberian Groove

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Irakly Shanidze
Irakly Shanidze Veteran Member • Posts: 4,600
Siberian Groove

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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intruder61
intruder61 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,064
Re: Siberian Groove

Russians smoke too much.

Per PN Senior Member • Posts: 1,267
Re: Siberian Groove

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

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Maphou
Maphou Senior Member • Posts: 1,187
Re: Siberian Groove

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

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Irakly Shanidze
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Re: Siberian Groove

You don't say… Every time I come back, my clothes smell like a tobacco factory.
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David28 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,074
I don't know where to look

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.

Mahesh Veteran Member • Posts: 9,809
Re: Siberian Groove

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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Irakly Shanidze
Irakly Shanidze OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,600
Re: I don't know where to look

Thank you David. This one is 100% staged.
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Re: I don't know where to look

Maybe, but did you also stage every little smoke curl???
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Jono Slack
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Re: I don't know where to look

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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Carl Ibbet Senior Member • Posts: 2,720
Re: Siberian Groove

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...
cheers,
Carl

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Re: I don't know where to look

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...

Joe

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andy7777 Regular Member • Posts: 154
Re: I don't know where to look

That is good stuff.

madmaxmedia Senior Member • Posts: 1,597
That's it-

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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DCV
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Re: Siberian Groove

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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Artichoke
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you were in a Siberian Groove

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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