Looking at you…

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

November 2014.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

Screenshots of the Universe. Part One

In 2011 I wrote a novel called “Oxi66” (the events take place in the near future). “Oxi66” is a psychovirus created by Itan Faust, professor of Memetics. In some chapters, I made so-called philosophical digressions where I compare the work of a human mind with a computer. One of the allegories I used was hyperlinks.

When you see, hear, touch, etc. your mind immediately clicks on dozens of hyperlinks which take you to your dreams, events of the past and so on. Psychology has got some other names for that phenomenon but I like the term “hyperlinks”. I purposely say “hyperlinks” (not just “links”) to emphasize the analogy with a computer.

I also applied this term to photography. In 2016 I wrote a series of posts (in Russian) called “Screenshots of the Universe” where I explain that every picture we take is not just an ordinary image. It’s a screenshot of our being and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a landscape, a girl taking a selfie in a bar or a plate of potatoes. For most people who see these photos these are just regular images, but for the one who captured that moment, it’s a hyperlink to his/her feelings, associations, etc.

The pictures presented below don’t show cityscapes, landscapes, portraits, etc. Mostly these are abstractions or objects which can only evoke feelings of the one who had captured these moments. But if we try to look at them from a different angle we will find that this is not just an image, there is an author (and his/her feelings, emotions) behind every photo.

I don’t provide any description as every image may tell the story by itself.

Logs

Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

November 2014.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

Evening

Photo: Alex Markovich.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

November 2014.

Afternoon

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

November 2014.

Sunlight Mood

Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

November 2014.

Museum Watchman

Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

November 2014.

From the bus window

Photo: Alex Markovich.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

November 2014.

Suzdal, Russia

Welcome to my blog about one of the most famous towns of the Golden Ring of Russia, Suzdal.

I am Alex Markovich, the author of this blog.

I am 40 and I live in Russia.

I travel length and breadth of my homeland, take photos, write stories and create watercolor paintings. Some of my works I turn into postcards and send them all over the world.

E-mail: suzdalblog AT gmail DOT com