"The more I wandered around the city, the
city became for me a kind of city of shadows."
Alexey Titarenko photographed St. Petersburg in the early 1990s, as huge changes swept over the Soviet Union.
To get his photographs, which required long exposures, he had to set up his camera in public places, which was illegal. He said he deceived people and the police by pretending he was "doing geodesic measurements of holes."
His photos explore the mass anxiety of crowds of people being reduced to shadows.
A young boy "swept away by fate."
'City of Shadows' Exhibition Exposes Surreal Scenes of St. Petersburg's Past (Opens PDF file)>>