Polina Osherov, who works as a commercial fashion and portrait photographer, gives a glimpse into her personal work with an excellent show that bodes well for any future non-commercial efforts. Only a few of the photographs included in Polina in the City are easily identifiable as images of Indianapolis. Each feels more like a moment captured than an attempt to document the city, and although the photos are new, somewhat hazy filters used by Osherov cloak them with an air of nostalgia.
What comes through the strongest is Osherov’s sense of perspective; the way she composes each image, with the lines of buildings and other compositional elements stretching in unexpected directions, gives significance to each scene. In her artist statement, she mentions that she likes to leave things out and say as much as possible with the least, and this is evident in each tasteful composition. Through Oct. 27 at Wug Laku's Studio + Garage