Sunday, 17 October 2010

Dasha


Today here are few more photographs of my sister from my archive. I was thinking to create a separate page on my website with her portraits. Maybe one day I'll do. Miss her very much.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Robyn

Busy times. I noticed that this time of a year in London is always the busiest – I would say especially now. I came to the conclusion that my next investment in photography will be… a good pair of trainers. Apparently my tired legs won over a new camera (pricewise as well). When I’m working on a shoot I stop noticing inconvenience or discomfort, physically I become a sort of a mechanism, noticing my tiredness and loses only when the shoot is over. Unfortunately sometimes it results in bruises and corns afterwards – but does it matter when you are happy with the photographs?  Anyway, as I said, a good pair of comfortable trainers will be a good help.
I want to post today about my recent shoot of a wonderful friend of mine Robyn. A random shot of her I took this year at the Secret Garden Party was my inspiration. For some reason her Lamb hat bought for the festival had some mystical connection to her as a person for me – I loved seeing her in it. So I asked to bring it to the shoot – and it felt so organic for her to have it on. Here are some pictures we took that day. 
 




Saturday, 2 October 2010

Postcards from Morocco

Here we are - finally I got my hands on my abandoned blog.This pictures were taken during my short trip to Morocco in September this year. My old film camera is definitely not as good as it used to be - good to know anyway - the exposure meter is broken. Sad, as it travelled with me everywhere and I have some good memories shared with it. My Canon AE-1 Program (released 1978) was serving me very well for over 10 years (?!) and it was one of my first cameras. Just found out that It's quite cheap now - just about 30 pounds on ebay including a lense (I paid 5 times more I think!). There's no point to fix it I'm afraid. I am also spoiled with medium format Hasselblad now - an object of desire - so this will be my next step in analog photography.
There were some problem either with a scanner, or with the film, as you can see. But I decided I like it that way, so I left them as they are - all in all it works better.

Argan oil production, Taroudant

the flying goats



Agadir




Kasbah



Shipbuilding factory, Agadir




Monday, 30 August 2010

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I was planning to create this post for quite a long time. 
The photographs were comissioned by the "Sunny city" charity in my home town Novosibirsk, Russia. My task was to make simple portraits for this kids at the Orphanage for infants, so that they would have pictures of their own and also for their future parents. These were the most important photographs I ever did.
It was very emotional photoshoot, which took me 2 days in total to complete. I don't feel like I am able to explain here all the mixture of feelings I got from it. Here are some of the photographs I took.


















Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Secret Garden Party


Time of one's life. Four days of joy, fun and happiness at Secret Garden Party Festival.



Saturday, 10 July 2010

Tarusa

Long time no news. It was a long way back to the UK. After 3 weeks spent here I still feel not quite like I'm actually back.
One of my last stops of my journey back was Tarusa - a small town 140 km south of Moscow, where my friend Alexandra stays in their family country house for summer. These were 2 days of calmness, fresh air, goat's milk and amazing atmosphere of pure rural Russia. Long walks, long nights in with my dear and her little son - I forgot about television, internet and all other goods of modern world. Tarusa is the place where time slows down, as it used to be when I was a child... 
Here's what I found in Wikipedia about the place Wikipedia
And some of the pictures are below.