10 Photos Of Modern Russia You Won't See On Postcards

The true life of a Russian city!

10 Photos Of Modern Russia You Won't See On Postcards
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Take a look at this roundup of photos by Alexander Petrosyan. He has documented Russian life in and around St. Petersburg for years, and his images show the reality of life in the expansive city. "This is my world," he said. "Perception depends on many different factors, but if the picture is taken with a certain energy, the viewer will feel it, regardless of geography and culture."

#1. Rooftop Rest

#1. Rooftop Rest

Petrosyan started shooting photos in 2000.

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#2. Lounging

#2. Lounging
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According to his website, Petrosyan "finds true joy in exploring and portraying his subjects in innovative ways."

#3. Perched Over A Shoulder

#3. Perched Over A Shoulder
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Petrosyan has won numerous awards, including the St. Petersburg Award for Photographer of the Year.

#4. A Boring Meal

#4. A Boring Meal
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All around the world, some things never change.

#5. Taking A Stroll

#5. Taking A Stroll
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There's a punchline somewhere in this photo. Petrosyan's website explains how he realized that "in order to truly understand the world around him, he must first try to capture it through the camera lens."There's a punchline somewhere in this photo. Petrosyan's website explains how he realized that "in order to truly understand the world around him, he must first try to capture it through the camera lens."

#6. In Through The Window

#6. In Through The Window
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"There is something extraordinary about even the most seemingly ordinary aspects of life," says Petrosyan's website.

#7. An Ordinary Day On Public Transit

#7. An Ordinary Day On Public Transit
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Petrosyan has done a terrific job of documenting the nation's unique citizens and their ways of life.

#8. Why, Hello There

#8. Why, Hello There
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Human-sized pigeon costume-da, why not?

#9. Homelessness

#9. Homelessness
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#10. Street Style

#10. Street Style
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If you'd like to see more of Petrosyan's work, you can find it on his Facebook and Instagram pages!

Didn't you fall in love with his work?