If it seems like it’s too good to be true, it usually is.
When internet reports emerged of dolphins creeping back into Venetian canals, as a result of human inactivity during quarantine, the tale put a smile on faces everywhere.
“I thought it was one of the more uplifting stories during the pandemic, with everything else being so apocalyptic,” photographer Anastasia Samoylova said.
But, of course, it wasn’t true. Samoylova’s “Dolphins In Venice,” a vibrant photo collage with a striking color scheme, boldly captures the quirkiness of the event.
“It is exaggeratingly theatrical. It’s like a kaleidoscope, and there’s definitely an element of humor,” Samoylova said. “It is also a visual metaphor. Always seek out truth and dig deeper. Always look beyond the facade of an image.
“Art is not just aesthetics,” she continued. “It’s about thought. Nothing is just black and white.”