The Venice Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. The Carnival has its origins in the mid to late 1100’s though it was not until 1268 when the event had grown and masks first made an appearance.
All photos © Andrei Riskin
Andrei Riskin held a fine online exhibition on 591 Photography last year called "From Kostroma to San Francisco".
Introduction to the 591 Exhibition
Lives in: San Francisco
Inspiration (photographers): Cartier-Bresson, Igor Mukhin, Leibovitz, many others
Inspiration (other): J. Brodsky, O. Mandelshtam, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, A,. Levin
Film, digital or both: Film for personal work, Digital for everything else.