Russia

Danila Tkachenko: Restricted Areas

Restricted Areas

Note: the image gallery at the above link is scrolled laterally, right to left.

Danila Tkachenko is a Russian photographer. The series Restricted Areas is a study in both minimalism and iconic images of dystopia. Brilliant work, I’d love to see it all in person printed large.

Read more about this series and the photographer here: A Young Russian Photographer Questions The Byproducts Of Technological Progress.

Expedition 42 Soyuz Blessing

Expedition 42 Soyuz Blessing (201411220002HQ)

My flickr contact NASA HQ PHOTO posted this brilliant shot.

An Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on Saturday Nov. 22, 2014, in Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for Nov. 24 and will carry Expedition 42 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA , and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency into orbit to begin their five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Andy Prokh documents his daughter and her cat

Photos Capture the Friendship Between a Little Girl and Her Cat

This is a brilliant series.

Andy Prokh of Saint Petersburg, Russia spends his days working as an economist, but its his passion for photography that has garnered him international attention on the Internet as of late. Prokh has been shooting photographs of his four year old daughter Catherine spending time with his six-year-old British shorthaired tomcat Lilu. The photographs capture the friendship the two family members have after having spent most of their lives together under one roof.

More Andy Prokh here.