Russian artist Leonid Tishkov doesn't just experience the moon from a distance, but rather, he has a regular, close-up love affair with the glowing lunar sliver found throughout his ongoing project, entitled Private Moon. We first got to know Tishkov's visual storytelling techniques here, where he created scenes filled with magical moments of discovery, each one more unique than the next.
Using the light of his own personal moon, Tishkov continues to take us on a journey as he collaborates with photographers to document new and unique visual poetry. In an interview, the artist said, “Each time the moon reveals more space to me. The moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures. And everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. It gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world.”
If you like this work, you might also enjoy Cosmic Love by German photographer Phillip Schumacher in which he takes the planets right out of the sky and puts them right into his own hands.
Leonid Tishkov's blog
Boris Bendikov's website
via [Ruines Humaines]