CONTRAST: A Black & White Series

36 HOURS IN MOSCOW

PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORDS BY SCOTT GALLOWAY

 

I’m a freelance lighting designer working in the live music industry. I am very fortunate that my work takes me all over the world and get to work alongside some amazing people.

The photo series below is from last weekend's trip to Moscow for a festival show. The photos were taken in the 72 hour time period from when I left my girlfriend’s apartment in Sweden on Friday morning and returned on Sunday evening. I had never been to Moscow before, so I tried to see as much of the city as possible in the little time I had between working on the show.

 
 

I also develop my own film at home in my bathroom and find that whole process almost as enjoyable as taking the photos themselves. Plus, it’s something to keep me busy while I am not on tour.

 
 

I tend to come back from a long tour with half a dozen rolls of film or more, and spend a week developing, scanning and cataloging all the negatives. I haven't delved into the world of printing yet, but when I have some time off after this album cycle finishes in September, that will be the next adventure.

 
 

A couple of us decided to get up early on the day that we were flying home and headed over to the Red Square area. We literally got back to the hotel and jumped straight in the taxi to the airport.

It was totally worth losing a few hours sleep over.

 
 

36 hours after stepping off the plane in Moscow, we were back on another plane heading home.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORDS BY SCOTT GALLOWAY