I love my city. It’s saturated by leisurely atmosphere and gentle fog in the mornings. My windows face to the north, and the Big Dipper hugs my sleep at nights. Everything is very simple here. The city breathes calm and quietness. People. Their hearts are beating. But sometimes they don’t have a clue about it. If it rains, everybody hides under the peak of houses and shops, huddled like tinned herrings. Everybody is very different here. Happy and miserable. Like in any other city. One by himself, one for effect. Somewhere inside, somewhere out. Something is honest, and not so much. Who are you? And why did you come? Where is your place? And where is your home? The air, wind, silence. Are they yours or not? Only swallows know the truth. It’s always better to see from Above. It’s my city. Warm-hearted, formed by the milk of human kindness. Hopes and expectations. By dreams, commotions, anticipations. Everything is naturally. Walking by with a fluid gait. Ivanovo. It is the city of brides.
More images and an other interesting projects on Alena Zhandarova’s website. Alena Zhandarova is a Russian artist, born in 1988, Ivanovo, Russia. Using photography as the main instrument of interaction with the space, she creates a special atmosphere of magic, which builds on experimentation and the fresh air of ordinary things in unusual situations. She was exhibited in many countries from Europe and United States and she also is the winner of LUCEO Student Project Award (USA, June 2012) and Art Laguna. Art Prize in the category Under 25 (Italy, March 2011) and in 2011 she won a grant to study Master of Fine Art Photography in European Institute of Design IED Madrid. At present time, Alena works on a new project “Run Forest” where she began to learn the spirit of nature, future-past connections and the only truth transmitted through thousands of traditions, sciences, cultures and civilizations. Since 2012 Alena represented by AnzenbergerGallery.