The Hidden Eroticism of the Soviet Countryside
Chilikov is often known as a photographer among philosophers and a philosopher among photographers.
Sergey Chilikov is best known for his photographs depicting the hidden eroticism of people in the Russian countryside. Both a leader of non-conformist photography in Russia and a Philosophy lecturer, Chilikov began the travel series in 1989, documenting various cities across the Soviet Union.
"Away from the oppression of public society and in the privacy of domestic situations, people were free to behave as they wished. Chilikov turned his lens upon his subjects in this liberated state. His work offers a glimpse into a fascinating past counter-culture that has striking resonance to our societies today." —Photo London