The Moon Lives on Earth

2012-12-18 6

We’re often in search of sources of illumination. Either, literally, pure light, or works, people, and places that serve to illuminate us. Two artists have been traveling the globe for a decade with a crescent moon and have ingeniously created a photo series that tells the age old love story between man and moon.

Image via leonid-tishkov.blogspot.ca | Private Moon in Singapore by Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov

The photography series is called “Private Moon”. The creatives behind it are Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov. Can you pinpoint the shooting locations? The dreamy photos were taken across Taiwan, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, New Zealand, Germany, Serbia, Italy, the Arctic, France, Austria, Japan, Latvia, and Singapore from 2002 onwards.

Image via leonid-tishkov.blogspot.ca | Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov

On Tishkov’s blog, each entry is a poem. Below are fragments of the poem that Leonid Tishkov composed for “Private Moon”.

Image via leonid-tishkov.blogspot.ca | Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov

The sky is near.
Open the attic and you’ll see
there next to the wasp nest
rings the blinding light
of the lost moon

Image via leonid-tishkov.blogspot.ca | Private Moon by Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov

The funeral of the moon-every morning
Come nightfall you discover the body of the newborn moon
and help return it to the sky
leaving a mere trace in the snow
a thawing light impression

Do you experience the love story between the man and the fallen moon when viewing this intimate series? The duo often posts finds of old children’s book illustrations. What better depiction of Earth’s satellite than through sketches and simple ideas, whose only purpose is to inspire children? That being said, “Private Moon” is similarly quiet (just looking at the illuminated moon makes me feel safe) and inspiring. Great creators have cited the moon as their primary source of inspiration. How about you?

Credits: earlybird & cecily

Visit Leonid Tishkov’s blog here to keep track of their work.

written by soundfoodaround on 2012-12-18 #news #story #inspiration #taiwan #love #2002 #singapore #moon #private #series #poetry #tishkov #bendikov

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6 Comments

  1. agusetman
    agusetman ·

    absolutely inspiring

  2. arigatomrrobato
    arigatomrrobato ·

    Love this! Awesome series of photographs!

  3. captain_mary
    captain_mary ·

    Wonderful! I love those photos (:

  4. imaa
    imaa ·

    wow!!! this is all I can say

  5. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    love it!

  6. souris-stranger
    souris-stranger ·

    i'm really inspired... amasing

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