Sunday, July 03, 2016

A deer in the headlights

Ulrich Gleiter, a German painter living in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was a house guest of ours a while back. While he was here he asked if I would take a Russian passport photograph for him. He made it clear that there could be no smiling. The resultant image looks like a booking shot for a one way trip to a gulag. His wide eyed innocence is humorous in a bleak Russian sort of way.