I enjoy very much making photos, that have absolutely no excess. No complicated decorations, designer clothes or mad makeup: only the model and space, covered with light. continue reading
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Picking up the lights for this photo session took a lot of time. Eventually settled on a single softbox, hanging from the ceiling. This is not the first time when I realize that just a randomly settled light source can be more effective than a bunch of them installed "with thinking". continue reading
These photos are pretty old: they were taken, if I'm not mistaken, even before the new year. But the final outcome came just recently. You can see a part of the Toomkirik on the background.Model: Elena StadnichenkoMakeup and hair: Lidija MalinovskajaAssistance: Aljona TsikunovaEditing: Tanya Protsyuk continue reading
As I've already many times said, I don't think about digital images as a final product. Any digital photo which is in my computer is considered to be as a raw material, no matter how complex was it's post manipulation. Therefore I seldom return to the final material and either finish it or remake it. continue reading
As far as I remember, one of my photo shoots was canceled at the last moment. I was lucky to meet Lena, who was always bored and never said "no" and at the time was checking her facebook. We've decided to experiment a bit with the light. Here's the result.A few months ago my fellow in the studio bought a very useful item: a plate with honeycombs and curtains. Now I just don’t get how we’ve lived without it. continue reading
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