August 19, 2020
BEYOND A DREAM
IN CONVERSATION WITH OLEG KOLIMBET
Photography by Oleg Kolimbet
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Oleg Kolimbet is a freelance photographer shooting mainly in St. Petersburg and the North-West Region of Russia. His very first camera was a Soviet 'Smena', given to him by his father in his school years. Since then, his passion for photography has flared up, then faded, and has become more of an undying passion much more for Oleg at a mature age. Recently, shooting more and more on monolens, a very special lens to Oleg, who says "it allows the viewer to go beyond the frame, leaving space for the imagination, and bringing us back to our past or our dreams." Sometimes he just wants to look at the world in a 'non-documentarian' sense just as the founders of pictorial photography looked at it, but at the same time keeping it in a modern context.
"The artist's task is to show the invisible by means of the visible."