Nikita Shokhov is the Russian young photographer who is developing quite fast. He works with documentary photography modifying the genre with his own visual features.
If we can say that classical documentary photography is the fact capturing without personal interaction of the artists, the works by Nikita Shokhov is the esthetic, stunning and emotional shots. The artist watches the world precisely and captures the key moments. So he creates his own kind of documentary photography that is unique from everything existing before.
The main topic of his work is the carnival as the game with the underworld. Hiding behind the mask the person can act irrationally trying to trick the higher power.
The series of works "Scan" is devoted to meeting as one of the forms of carnival where people are losing their rational base and reveal themselves in the strange forms of behavior – slogans, motto and social "singing and dancing". The uniqueness of the photos is connected with the special technique of the camera which shots the reality as a scan during 40 seconds. So you can see the object in three moments of time – past, future and present.