What is it about rainy days? They create a very special atmosphere, that brings up the feeling of nostalgia. Rainy days also make us feel quite pessimistic. Now that I think about it, those days are not as desirable as I thought they were. And if we feel like this when it’s raining, then why so many people love the rain and get inspired by it? Is nostalgia and pessimism two of the best pushes for creativity and mind operation? I think that the answer may be yes, but this is a very unique question that needs to be answered by each one of us individually.
Eduard Gordeev, a Russian photographer based in St. Petersburg, completed a series of rainy days photos.
His photos feature famous Russian streets and landmarks like they are viewed from inside a window.
As this window is getting wet by raindrops, the image is getting smudged and bares a resemblance to oil paintings.
His cityscape images are very atmospheric and mysterious, creating the effect of acryllic paintings.