Haunted Hands :: ancient touch edition
I’ve been digging through old photographs a lot recently, whether in bins at various second hand stores or in trunks handed down from my ancestors, and that rustic look is something that I felt was dead and gone, lost in the digital age. Russian photographer Gregori Maiofis brings that rustic, grainy aesthetic back in his beautiful and poetic photos. Born in 1970 in St.Petersburg, Russia, the son of renowned graphic artist and book illustrator Mikhail Maiofis began drawing at a young age and never stopped. He took a greater interest in photography in 1991 upon moving to America.
His photography blends classic art styles, old photo looks, lenses, and filters, and a refined sensibility regarding human form and perception. His main series of photos are of painters looking at nude models and drawing bizarre recreations of their image on his easel, whether it be a cubist, minimalist, expressionist, or completely off base depictions of off topic ideas. It is a clever series and draws well on Gregori’s influences as well as showcasing his own unique style. Truly beautiful work. One to watch out for in the coming years.