Canvas Prints - By. Andrew Parfenov
Andrew loves combining his love for photography and pipe smoking. He can’t pass by an antique shop without peeking in to ask about their estate pipes, hoping for either a nice piece to add to his growing collection or at least a shot of something photographic . . . Over time, Andrew has found that his best photography occurs in the whiffs of his or his subjects’ pipe smoke, learning to focus on the images shot through the white, whirling clouds of his favorite hobby. This aesthetic connotes a sense of peace Andrew acquired while growing up in Russia where people within various communities relaxed by playing chess in local parks, reminding him always that, though long days of work are necessary, taking time to pause for a casual smoke of his favorite flake tobacco is as much a part of the job.