Tatiana Gulenkina


Contemporary European Photography


The other day, I came across Tatiana Gulenkina’s Things Merging and Falling Apart, “unique type C contact prints created in a color darkroom using long exposures.” I’ve never spent much time with abstract photography, so I really can’t say much about it. Maybe my problem usually is that for me, process needs to be married to something else beyond that process (whatever that might be) - which, somewhat ironically, is why I’ll take this work over most Photoshop trickery any day. That all said, I quite like most of these images - they have an organic-looking beauty to them (sorely missing in most of Academic Photography, which is so popular these days).