Monday, July 14, 2014

загіпнотизований: Albert by Kirill KAZAKOV

Mesmerize (загіпнотизований)
-To hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them, to hypnotize

When I first saw my first image, of a model the artist captioned as 'Tattoo Boy', I my attention was more than held. Photographer Kirill Kazakov creates an amazing set of images beautifully balanced in blue. The color balance of background and body art and the models incredible blue eyes produce an almost transcendent look and feel.

Sometimes I feel like screaming.

Each of us alone and together, we too are lonely.
I love all - that is sad ...
Nobody dies a virgin ... Life rapes each of us.

Artist Kirill Kazakov connected with Albert Tymansky on a models group. Albert wanted to create a shoot that was weaved the erotic, with darkness, images that that expressed and screamed the pain that life so often offers. Albert's tattoo's were self created as he is a tattoo artist who creates and sketches his own designs, using his body as a tool for expression and promotion.

'During the shoot Albert was calm, without scruple. I was impressed by his absolute belief in his perfection. And I tried to reflect it on the images.'

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Kirill has been living in Kiev, the Ukraine for the last six years. Albert also now lives in Kiev and it was there the shoot took place. A couple of years ago in 2012, Kirill was working hard as director in TV, a job he had held for man years. Kirill says he was engaged in news and political programs and even made several documentary films. He could not however, continue to do it any longer because of the total censorship within the media.

'During my employment on TV, I thought I could realize my artistic resource there, but I refused to produce the political bias.'

'Photography is a part of my life from early childhood, my grandpa was a photographer. I knew all the details of photographic processing with film and paper. Photography is the basis of my profession. So, I began distance learning in the Institute of Photography and started '50 First' a project with Ukrainian models, who were ready to pose for modern art images. This project is still in process. Fashion industry does not exist here, models and photographers are enthusiasts mostly. Albert was my first nude model in this project.'

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