Photo of the Week - 03.10.14
The liminal zones between the city and the countryside have become a predominant photographic subject in recent years. Although he simply described himself as a landscape photographer, Estonian photographer Alexander Gronsky navigates the fringes of cities, capturing with an astute eye, the unexpected ways people make use of these nondescript places. Exploring the peripheries of Moscow, his series of works Pastoral humbly refers to the classic painting genre that depicts idealised bucolic landscapes. With their quietness, subtle light, muted colour and balanced composition, Alexander's images draw attention to the unsettled interaction between men, nature and ever expanding cities.
Image: © Alexander Gronsky, Pastoral, 2012