The Russian artist abandoned his Constructivist painting when he joined the Productivist group and turned himself to graphic design. Influenced by the photomontages of the German Dadaists, Alexander Rodchenko decided to begin his own experiments eager to ‘take some quite incredible photographs that have never been taken before… pictures which are simple and complex at the same time, which will amaze and overwhelm people. I must achieve this so that photography can begin to be considered a form of art.’ Innovative and inspired by his painter’s eye, he produced analytical and abstract images that eliminated superficial details and emphasized movement and dynamic angles. He often shot his subjects from odd angles, from high above or low below to disturb viewers and turn real objects into abstract forms and modernist compositions. In the 1930s, Alexander Rodchenko changed his style to follow the Soviet Party’s aesthetic and concentrated on sports and parades, abandoning his avant-garde art for politic matters.