These are images from Private Moon, an ongoing series created by physician-turned-artist Leonid Tishkov. The series, which has been growing for almost a decade, depicts a glowing crescent moon that wanders the surface of the earth forming relationships with people.
In an interview the artist says that the series began as “this installation with the glowing moon at one of the festivals of contemporary art. I wanted to make a picture of the reality of my favorite artist – Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. After that I brought the moon to the roof of my studio on a skyscraper on the South of Moscow, where she shone to me personally, and brightened my loneliness.” So it’s fitting that Tishkov is not working alone on this series. He is helped by folks across the the globe as he travels with his moon, including help from a very talented photographer Boris Bendikov. Tishkov says that he is “grateful to everyone who walked by my side as I’m carrying the moon around the world.” And these are just some of the photographs from that orbit.