The artist Sergey Stelmashonok was in Kyiv for the first time. He had just one December night there, a camera and great desire to see as much as possible. Of course, without forgetting his inner cat personality.
As the result: an incredible walk through almost deserted Kyiv from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., fantastic experience of downpour interchanged with gentle snow, listening to the music of wind residing in uninhabited side streets, optimistic-red cheeks and nose (just like those of Santa Claus) and explosive charge of positive energy for further creative work. And some trivia: frost-bitten fingers and grazed knees.
But the main result - it's just on hand - this series of photographs.
Beginning. The weather is definitely not fit for a man or beast. Or cat.
But an artist is fit for anything)))
There is nothing better than any weather
Stalinist Empire-meter. Or even kilometer
Khreshchatyk is getting ready for Christmas
The rest od the city is still shining with advertisement lights only.
But the gateway looks quite festive thanks to the puddles on the pavement
Mai-dan - Chinese winter month
Maidan is totally independent and free from everything. Even the rain
Kyiv sees its reflection in the the mirror-like pavement after the downpour and one hour before the snowfall
First snow and midnight rainbow behind the Philarmonic Hall
The snow and silver thaw teach how to perform pirouettes in order to keep the balance and basically turn anyone into a cat on ice...
Mikhailovskaya square (on the left). On he right: Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock! Kyiv promo-tour supporting his new album, which appeared in the Internet 6 months ago.
Not single trace on the snowy pavement: strangers don't walk here. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. That's why.
Beginning of Andriyivskyy Descent. they say that during the daytime it is very crowded and noisy. But in the 6 a.m. darkness there is just the lonely employee of Bulgakov museum who is working. He is brooming the pavement (maybe they do it in turns?) and the big dog is breathing peacefully in the distance (still, it's better not to disturb it with camera flashes).
Night. Street. Street lamp. Bulgakov.
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Equestrian statue dedicated to Bohdan Khmelnytsky seems to be galloping over the stone Yellow Submarine (on the left). On the right: morning. Khreshchatyk is waking up.
City centre in the morning
The lions are on getting ready to jump
Morning looks differently on the outskirts of the city. The first street-car
Kyiv by day-time: 5 ways to worm the secrets out of the brewing company "Obolon"
1) climb a roof
2) withstand the "tank" heat attack
3) recall the novels by Jules Verne
4) understand, how to climb under the "tanks"
5) find out some ways to ride the conveyer. By there way, there is almost no one in the production departments))
Site Cats & Dreams features a collection of posters, images, drawings and illustrations by the Belarusian artist Sergey Stelmashonok. Sergey has been illustrating articles in different newspapers and magazines for many years but his main passion is depicting cats. Each and every cat in his images is special. Take a look and enjoy.