Alena Zhandarova Puree with a taste of Triangles

Using photography to distil 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 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 develop into a unique stories.” – Alena Zhandarova

Discover Alena’s work here: www.alenazhandarova.ru

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


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

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