The photography collection “Private Moon,” created by Russian artist Leonid Tishcov, is a beautiful collectoin of art and imagination. In each photograph, the artist tells a story about a man and his “private moon.”
According to Leonid Tishkov, “Private Moon” is a collection of visual
poems telling the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life.
In the upper world, or the attic
of the man’s own house, he saw the Moon falling out of the sky. She hid from the Sun in a dark and damp tunnel
, but was frightened by the passing trains. The story then began when she came to the man’s house. Having wrapped
the Moon with warm blankets, the man treated her with autumn apples, gave her a cup of tea, and when she got well, he took her in his boat across the dark river to the high bank overgrown
trees. Dressed in the clothes of his deceased
father, he descended into the lower world, and then returned from there, lighting up the path with his Moon. Crossing the borderline
between the two worlds across a narrow bridge immersed
in a dream, and taking care of this heavenly creature, the man became a mythological
being living in a real world as in a fairy tale
Each photograph is a poetic
tale, a little poem in its own right (靠自身的力量). Leonid Tishkov said, “Each picture is accompanied by a piece of verse
, which I wrote when I drew my sketches
for the photographs. It turns out that the Moon overcomes our loneliness in the universe, uniting us around it.
Where did the man first meet the Moon?
A At the attic of the man’s own house
B At the dark river
C At the high bank overgrown with pine trees
D In the upper world