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Photographer Peter Giodani explores Moscow in a way that you've never seen before

The Victory Day is one of the biggest holidays in Russia. A surreal parallel universe full of parades, flowers and veterans. Slovenian photographer Peter Giodani explored this special surrounding to give us a unique glimpse of what was happening in Moscow.

The 33-year-old stud­ied soci­ology to under­stand the world that he cap­tures in his pho­to­graphs. His field of interest is wide: fash­ion meets art meets archi­tec­ture. A mix that his cli­ents like ELLE cher­ish. In all fields of pho­to­graphy I try to fol­low a clean and min­im­al­ist­ic approach. Search­ing for a moment of calmness in hyped or bor­ing moments”, tells Peter about his approach to work — a strategy that can also be seen in his latest doc­u­ment­ary pro­ject. Peter Giodani explains his thoughts, his life in Slov­e­nia and shows us some of his favor­ite pictures.

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Moscow Vic­tory day is a con­tinu­ation of photo series with a broad defin­i­tion of urb­an land­scapes. In search for moments of com­pos­i­tion, star­ring either every­day hab­it­at in all its weird shapes and sizes, to extra­vag­ant pieces of archi­tec­ture por­trayed in their sharpest moods. Search for a clean moment, with help or against the will of the motive. People are also a sub­ject but most of the time employed as an object in space.”

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Moscow was dif­fer­ent. It was vis­ited in a fest­ive peri­od from 1st and 9th of May – from Labour Day to Vic­tory Day. People clean­ing streets in pre­par­a­tion, repaint­ing fences, hello-kitty teen­agers stop­ping on a street to shake hands and give flowers to a WW2 vet­er­an. Street/​loud speak­ers in parks, metro sta­tions, parks play­ing orches­tral music, red flags filling the aven­ues. Abso­lut­ist­ic archi­tec­ture of soviet past form­ing a mes­mer­iz­ing back­ground for the display.”

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I am a paci­fist from birth. Was brought up to love the world and stud­ied soci­ology to com­pre­hend it.”

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I am cur­rently based in Slov­e­nia – a place which offers a serenity of Europe’s perifery and is at the same time close enough to keep cen­ters of pro­gres­sion and cre­ativ­ity on vis­ible part of hori­zon. It’s a small place, where you can know every­body on the scene by name and it is not so com­plic­ated to get close to amaz­ing indi­vidu­als, share thoughts, exper­i­ences, to col­lab­or­ate and cre­ate. You just have to pre­dict the moment, when the small scale of com­munity and mar­ket starts to neg­at­ively reflect on your pro­gress. Then you get out from the com­fy chair and go to Ber­lin for a coffee.”

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20 May 2016 · neubau eyewear