The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

1990-1995, Russia. 23 shots of a French journalist Jean-Paul Guilloteau taken in different regions of Russia in the years that seem to be the period of mythology now…
The landscape left by the USSR. Atmosphere, streets, faces, colors, clothes and things of that time, when the Soviet Empire vanished so fast but all its material attributes were still around. The alternative future gave only hints: brights signs, lines in the subway, bottled beer that was not a hard-to-get thing anymore…

These photos are so different from what we see everyday in the varicoloured flow of news of the XXI century so it was impossible to miss. 

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

“Commercial store Express”

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

12 thoughts on “The Main Color Was Grey”

  1. It is precisely the “grey” that humanity needs. People working- not playing in Las Vegas and assorted State casinos, visiting gentlemen clubs, praying in gaudy mega-churches, wasting time in malls, watching NASCAR races while children are uneducated and poverty and crime is 2 blocks away from your new domed Pro football stadium. The only color needed is the faded blue of work uniforms.

    • The world you describe sounds very bleak. Tell me, do you wear a button down collared shirt to work, or faded coveralls? I’ll bet I can guess the answer….

      • Faded coveralls (the standard uniform of a machinist, friend). And what about you, blue cholera, or white cholera? (old National Lampoon joke about the 2 classes in Bangladesh); I couldn’t resist…

    • …and yet the world view you espouse was an 70 year disaster…but that doesn’t matter to you you want to inflict it on the world anyway. It doesn’t matter how many lives get destroyed it only matters that you get to test your “theories” on a helpless population.

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