The Russian Beauty by Oleg Videnin
Oleg Videnin looks straight into the eyes of his fellow Russians.
He centers his classic black-and-white documentary portraits around these fixed stars
of a seemingly unknown cosmos. There is a distant glow of 18th-century Russia in
some of the dark pupils. The way an elegant young lady wears a little glass heart on a
thin chain over a lace band collar, she could be a character imagined by
Tolstoy, Pushkin or Dostoyevsky for one of their heart-rending novels and novellas.
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