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A series of photos by Alexei Vassiliev,

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 01, 2008

A series of photos by Alexei Vassiliev, along with some introductory text about his “anonymous portraits”.

Armed with only a hand-held 35mm film camera, and using available artificial light, Russian photographer Alexei Vassiliev has created a series of stunning portraits of anonymous 21st century urban dwellers. A very slow shutter speed allows him to capture rich colors and blurred human gestures to create iconic images that evoke the essence of modern humanity without much of the detail.

Reminds me of a favorite photo of mine, a picture I took of Meg in Ireland with a fogged up lens.