Twenty-five years ago, artist Vladimir Fedukov moved with his family from the city to a rural village in the Russian north. Writer Stepan Ignashev talks with him about Russian realism in both art and life.
This unearthly light can be seen not only on the photographs of churches, but also in the eyes, the smile, the facial expression of a person. In all of this I see God’s Providence. Russia opened my eyes to it through photography.
Studying and upholding the patristic tradition convinces you of the truth of another paradox: It is only by struggling with false, “plastic” happiness that you find true happiness. Indeed, what can make you happier than an earnest, though difficult, struggle with your sins?