Icons…. by Andrey Kolobov

Icons…. by Andrey Kolobov

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Two portraits that have been so often reposted that their origins seemed lost in the cyber-mists – while in fact they turn out to be the same model – the daughter of Photosight photographer Andrey Kolobov. The second was part of a mini-series:

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…..while he did one more on the subject of reading:

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…..all showing how good he was with light sources. “Was”? Well, the last entry on Photosight was in 2006, and I haven’t been able to track him down anywhere else – tho’ that obviously doesn’t mean that he isn’t posting somewhere else under a name variant. (He refers to having galleries hosted on http://www.pixa.ru – but it’s an expired domain…..)

The first image of the girl wearing the floral garland is poignant – I don’t have a name for his daughter, but she has a face that appeals – here are some related shots – the second one being entitled “Sisters“:

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…..the one above also being a Pinterest favourite. His most noticeable trope was having the model peering through a fringe of hair:

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….which could well have started because his daughter was initially shy about posing for the camera. “Shy” isn’t a word you’d use for her here, however:

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……his titles being respectively “I’ll Be a Model” and “My Hunter, My Diana” – tho’ mildly risqué portraits like these aren’t unusual on Photosight: remember Nick 11

Here’s the rest of my selection:

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…….the rather arch poses and heavy frames make some of them seem more like twenty years old, rather than just ten – but Photosight often seems to be the repository of a rather out-of-date photographic aesthetic……..I’d love to find some recent work by Andrey, and see if he’s moved on – and if he’s still photographing a twenty-something daughter…..

……..which leads me to one of the few that isn’t his muse – but still a lovely, memorable shot (although swimming in pearl earrings isn’t to be recommended…….Andrey calls her “a local mermaid”):

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4 thoughts on “Icons…. by Andrey Kolobov

    1. Given the number of his portraits that have become standard “pretty girl” Pinterest fodder, he’s clearly got a real feeling for capturing those special moments – and his daughter has that brooding, “distrait” quality…..

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