There’s a special place reserved for Vladimir Antoschenkov in the world of Saint-Petersburg photography, for he is a true architectural photographer.

Vladimir Antoschenkov was born in 1933 in Leningrad. In 1957 he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Leningrad Institute of Civil Engineering with an academic degree in architecture. In the mid 1970’s he took a great interest in photography. From that moment on these two creative spheres have been deeply intertwined in artist’s life, complementing each other and forming his unique style.

Antoschenkov’s photographs are short stories about urban life where each single object is animated. Architecture that dominates here is inseparably linked with its environment — humans, animals, plants — and it bears traces of this sometimes evident, sometimes implicit interaction.