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Private Moon


Private Moon is an ongoing photographic project by Leonid Tishkov that has held my admiration and imagination since 2003. The series started in the artist's homeland of Russia but has since taken him and his "private moon" all over the world. Adding to the beauty of these images is Leonid's tendency to anthropomorphize his moon; in response to a question about the most interesting place he's taken the moon he stated, "The strangest place was in the depths of the Yenisei River -- this cold, fast-flowing river in Siberia. I took hold of the moon's chain and pulled her onto a fishing boat like a huge, bright gold fish. And I swam with her to a deserted shore."