A Russian Photographer Gazes at Our Excessive Consumption

Daria Piskareva’s day job requires her to wake up early. It’s also given her the opportunity to see St Petersburg while it is half-asleep, delicate, and full of unlikely treasures. She splits her time between St Petersburg and Pikkolovo, a small village in the Leningrad oblast. “St Petersburg and I are a total match,” she says. “It’s enigmatic, frivolous, and fluid.”

More: Instagram h/t: calvertjournal

The objects she finds on her early walks inspired her series The Rudiment — Piskareva’s tribute to the relics of our recent past. “I found a broken TV in the middle of a field once, and it made me feel extremely sad. It’s strange to see objects of the past discarded so soon, as if time is passing quicker than before.”

In her still lives, Piskareva explores the correlations between the objects, drawing on a kaleidoscope of references from fashion editorials to art photography. She enjoys randomness but doesn’t like to overcomplicate her images. “Harmony is key,” she says. “Simple objects photograph best if paired with colour and shapes.”

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Breathtaking Outdoor & Lifestyle Photography from All Over the World by André Alexander
Wildlife Shines Bright in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year
Images Of Europe's Most Spooky Abandoned Hospitals Show Just How Frightening These Once Sparkling Medical Facilities Can Be
Moon Photography By Adrian Limani
Australian Firefighters Pose For Their 2021 Charity Calendar To Treat Injured Wildlife From The Recent Fires
Snowmageddon: Seattle Snow Storm Hits Northwest
These Portraits Show How People Are Just Like Their Pets
Rare 'Flying Rainbow' Spotted over Southern China
Kodachrome Stories: Beautiful Found Photographs From The Mid-20th Century
Photo of the Day: Steve Jobs Giving His Middle Finger To IBM, 1983
The Selected Impressive Finalists' Images of The 2021 Bowness Photography Prize
"Life is Good": Sensual Close-Up Photography by Alisa Karin
Spectacular Winning Photos From The Minimalist Photographer Of The Year 2020
Black and White Photos Of Teenage Gangs Of New York City In 1959
Dog Owners Are Buying Vintage Cars For Their Lazy Pets And I’m Getting To Photograph Them
A Former Janitor Collects And Photographs The Items Seized From Immigrants And Thrown Away By U.S. Customs And Border Patrol
Spectacular Images of Northern Lights Captured from Space
"Nude" Photos of Pastel-Colored Urban Tokyo by Rumi Ando
"Small Town Noir" – Twenty-One ’30s And ’40s Mugshots From New Castle, Pennsylvania
Meet The 3-Year-Old Who Is The Undisputed Queen Of Halloween
45 Glamorous Photos Of Young Sophie Marceau In The 1980s
Colombian Salsa Dancers
"Ink Stories": Intoxicating Photos of Remarkable Women and Their Tattoos by Reka Nyari
2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – People
Winning Photos Of Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021
Photographer Mirko Nahmijas Reveals The 'Star Wars' Architecture Of Soviet Belgrade
Dramatic Underwater Portraits That Are Reflective Of Overcoming Troubles In Artist's Life
Photo of the Day: Lucky Catch
UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist
Flying Over the Frozen Waters