Kirill Polevoy

b. 1987, Minsk, Belarus

“Through a black and white lens, hidden stories of everyday objects become apparent. The juxtaposition of strong light and dark shadows transform and illuminate detail that would otherwise be dismissed. Diminutive elements become rich in meaning allowing compositions to effortlessly evolve. As I attempt to uncover the hidden truth of the world around me, I am inevitably mesmerized by it and I hope you will be too.”

A self-taught photographer, Kirill Polevoy, first started making photographs with an old Russian film camera "Zorki" in 2003. In 2010, he switched to the digital format and primarily works in black and white. Kirill currently resides in Chicago, where he concentrates on street photography with an occasional landscape.

Kirill Polevoy Video Interview, July 2018