Statue ”the Saint Petersburg Photographer”

This statue on Malaya Sadovaya Street stands in front of the former studio of renowned russian photographer Karl Bulla (1855-1929). It is meant to depict the image of the photographers of St Petersburg of the first third of the 20th century. The bronze structure was made by architect Larisa Domracheva and sculptor Boris Petrov. It is 2.5 meters-high. It depicts a man with an umbrella in his left hand taking a picture. In front of the camera patiently awaits a panting English bulldog. As many other statues, this one is thought to bring luck. Therefore it is not uncommon to see people hold the right arm of the photographer or pet the dog.
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