Snow-covered, cloudy, gleaming and mysterious. A Russian photographer observed the Iskona river from May to December and explored all of its qualities during such time. Poetry on photos.
Ilya Batrakov first saw the Iskona River as a child. The Moscow-born boy felt at home in this land immediately – as a grown-up, he also discovered its eternal beauty through his camera.
For Batrakov, this is a view of quintessential Russia. Russian rural people have a determining, sacral relationship with rivers, the photographer claims.
“It’s hard to explain, but for some reason, this landscape and its ubiquity serves as a certain tower of strength in my darkest hours” – he shares.
Source: The Calvert Journal