Shortlist, Twilight by Alexander Tatarenko
"The origins of Twilight can be traced back to an artistic experiment that began more than 10 years ago. Back then, I started combining digital photography with manual printing and the physical manipulation of materials. Mixing processes from the past and the present enabled me to express my artistic vision freely.
This particular series focuses on St Petersburg, but not as a picture-postcard city. Instead, I wanted to show the location as a place outside of time - as though time has lost its relevance. Factories, cars and people are reduced to outlines or abstract shapes. The work encourages you to look beneath the surface, to consider the inner St Petersburg that exists in your mind and heart."