Titarenko’s Havana series captures the essence of a decaying place. It depicts the agony of a helpless city, a city full of history, a city frozen in time. Alexey captured these ruins in a format that allowed him to deliver a nostalgic message. “But ruins are nostalgic only when they are not habited, because habited ruins are not appreciated by its habitants usually because the place doesn’t let you to.”Jose Ponte.
Titarenko’s monotone representation of this city adds a remarkable amount of melancholy keeping a realistic note throughout the series.
Alexey Titarenko’s entire Havana series can be found here.