Alexey Kondakov Gods in the real world and Fishinkblog on Instagram
A little fun today with a trip into the realms of make-believe and reality. Living in Kiev designer Alexey Kondakov creates collages of pictures and photographs of the city, putting the Greek gods, angels and heroes of classical paintings in household, and sometimes in marginal circumstances. He avoids the more obvious “postcard” scenes of the Ukrainian capital, preferring to shoot backgrounds for their work on the streets, in the subways and underpasses. He said that the idea came by accident: he was flipping through graphical blogs and came across the picture of Caesar van Everdingen “Nymphs feed the young Dionysus wine, fruit and flowers.” Then “instantly imagined how it would have changed the perception of the story, if they were sitting in the street” and the idea was born. On the way home, the designer took a picture of the street on his phone, and the next day the first collage appeared. Imagine bumping into a drunken god and a host of nymphs on the top deck of the night bus to Clapham ! Fun to think of fairies riding the buses with us. Perhaps some people see them already, but where do they keep their loose change ? I recently started an Instagram page as Fishinkblog mostly for showing snippets from my drawing and collage work. I had a fun day yesterday composing some of these images which made me think of my work in a different way. Using the Instagram app you can create all kinds of moods by varying the contrast and colouration of the lighting.
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