Photobook by Konstantin Chemeris
Published by Print Gallery
Edition of 50 copies
Konstantin Chemeris is a many-time winner of the Russian State Photographic Art Award. His photobook “Smoke” contains a series of pictorial photographs created between 2000 and 2016. In his photographs, stylistically resembling the imagery of the early XX century, the author has captured the passing beauty of his birthplace. Here, plazas and buildings are falling into decay, the weed-filled town park is living out its days, and the once young tech city is approaching the state of the neighboring villages.
The book describes the feelings of a post-Soviet man, aware of the past perspectives of the bright future dead and gone, wherein the haze of shifting eras unknown, unlimited, and overwhelming powers of nature loom over him and the things he has created.
Size: 23×29×1.7 cm
Weight: 680 g
104 pages, 73 monochrome photos
Paper: Materica Gesso 120 g/m2
Printing house: NP-Print
Publisher: Print Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Languages: Russian, English (except essay)