The Russian Fairy Tale on Surreal Photos
In his series Time In Between – Fairy Tale Of Russia, Moscow-based photographer Frank Herfort captures amazing and surreal scenes throughout Russia. The idea came to him during a stay in Russia some years ago, at a time when he was beginning to develop an interest in the aesthetic aspect of public spaces.
“In Western Europe everything is so neatly defined, so specific. A waiting room is a waiting room, an office is an office. In Russia, in contrast, rooms are open to interpretation, many-layered and not so prettified. And I also noticed that there seem to be many more people just sitting around in them. None of them seems at first sight to know what they are doing there. I tried to integrate people like that into my pictures.”