Moscow-born physician turned avant-garde artist, Leonid Tishkov, doesn’t just observe the moon from a distance like many of us—rather, he has a close affinity with the lunar satellite.
In his ongoing project entitled ‘Private Moon’, he creates magical scenes of a wonderful lyrical story, that tells of the moon fallen from the heavens and “a man who met the moon and stayed with her forever”.
Frightened by the rising sun and bright lights, the moon seeks shelter like a hermit. Pampered by a man, the moon decides to dwell with the man—and she lights up his paths in the darkness.
With the use of a large artificially-illuminated crescent moon, Tishkov captures a series of stylized and sentimental photographs in various countries—such as Taiwan, France, the Arctic, Taiwan and New Zealand.
“The moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures. And everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever,” he said. “It gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world.”
[via Leonid Tishkov]