Puree with a taste of Triangles A photography project by Alena Zhandarova

Using photography to distill her feelings and emotions, Russian photographer Alena Zhandarova invites us on a journey to a world of limitless possibilities, without rules and rational logic: The world of imagination

“I like to try new things and expand my perceptions of the world. I find myself fascinated by the opportunity to create new fables with my own heroes, the chance to transform my inner feelings of the world to visual form, from chaos to cosmos. This idea holds a powerful attraction for me, the freedom of choice and will. Using a camera and people and props to bring my inner world into “reality” helps me to be, to feel, to reside in my own life, to delight and observe a changing world in my pictures. I’m very interested to move deeper, to go wider, to unlock the unknown and solve the equation.

I explore the theme of uniqueness and diversity of each person, the connection between the inner and external worlds. I break the conventions in which I was placed and try to create my own rules of communication with the universe. I am inspired by the idea of combining the incompatible, creating something out of nothing, seeking amazing coincidence — all of which then develops into unique stories.” – Alena Zhandarova

– Discover Alena’s work here.

Monthly Photo Contest

color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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