Portraits of Moments

PhotographerElena Zakhtser
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMoscow, Russian Federation
Photo Date2012
Technical Infoprinted on torchon, pastel
Entry Description

"Portraits Of Moments" is an attempt to preserve moments of the 10th Anniversary of Moscow International House of Music. My documentary essay may be laconic in style, but technically complex. Each of the photographs has been colour-reworked by hand. Out of a dark background, from absolute emptiness, a moment that is flushed with a single emotion is conceived. I've tried to depict a complex set of ideas – the musician's personality, the reaction of the audience, and the atmosphere which the music evoked. All that we see is this moment, emerging from a void – a moment turned into an image.

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