Out of the four different photography projects that we had been given, Dimitry Kostyukov’s “The Russia Left Behind” was my favorite. I think his landscape shots are incredible—they’re very atmospheric and the richness of the color makes them seem almost fantasy-like. I think that the beauty of the landscapes and scenery in Russia contrast well with the message that Dimitry Kostyukov tries to portray with the lifestyles of people and the outdated problems they face. I really like the emotions that he captured in the Russian people and the candid shots of people in their everyday lives. There isn’t much that I don’t like about this series of photos. I think the compositions are great and they definitely are photos that I think are easy to respond to. I really enjoyed this artist’s work.