Saudade. “Saudade” is a series of photographs taken by me between October 2017 through April 2018.
Saudade is a Portuguese word that refers to melancholic longing and that has no equivalent in English. It is used when you miss someone or something, even if you’ll see that person or thing in the near future or you can feel saudade for something that might never have happened.
When one of my followers said that looking at my work reminds me of this world, it perfectly described how I feel about pictures that I take – capturing people in the solitude or melancholy, when they are truly authentic and off guard.
You may also find that most of my objects are older people. This way I am trying to resolve my own personal attitude to aging and transformation that human body goes through.
Country: United States
Bio: Eldalieee (Eldar Khamitov) is an American visual artist and street photographer who was born on January 24th, 1985, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and is currently based in New York City.
The focus of Eldar’s work is narrative through candid images of people in the streets of New York City and all over the world. He defines his goal as “to capture a mood in each scene or portrayed character, and create a timeless story that has no connection to a specific period of time.” Main subjects of his photography are people in candid moments of oblivion, or, very often, senior citizens who, by their appearances only, have already many stories to tell.
Eldar is a founder of a Timeless Streets Collective of international photographers that features the best work of fellow artists through social media thus connecting talents around the world.
His inspirations in photography are Vivian Maier, Diane Arbus, Saul Leiter and Denny Lyon.
Besides photography, Eldar loves sports, music, traveling, and dogs.