Shadows and metaphor

Alexey Titarenko, from “City of Shadows” (1992-1994)

Alexey Titarenko is a russian photographer, based in St. Petersburg, who works to portray urban atmospheres, memories and feelings. Deeply evocative, dreamy, and with tones of a certain visual romanticism, his images show us city scenes and cityscapes unfolding continuously, elapsing within their stillness. Hazy visions as metaphors for his view of the history and character of a city and its people.
I especially like his City of Shadows (1992 to 1994), Black and White Magic of St. Petersburg (1995 to 1997) and St. Petersburg (1991 to 2009) series. The image shown above is just an example of his work, but much more is available on his site.