Limited edition prints:
Classic still life photography
with a touch of the unexpected
My name is Vadims Pjatrikovs.
I am a still life photographer and light painter. My photography journey began in 2005 when I received my first camera as a gift and started studying photography as a skill.
What makes my style recognizable today is this special painterly look of each photograph. Every piece is full of mystery, magic, experimentation and has a really dramatic and atmospheric look and feel.
I invest a lot of thought, time and effort into every art piece I create. I combine all my previous experience with what I see, hear and sense in the world every day. These ideas are then shaped into a sketch, from which I then craft and place the individual physical objects for my composition with the utmost care. And then spend hours and hours photographing this all - in near-complete darkness.
Each art piece is full of details. You can look at the artworks again and again and find something different each time. They encourage you to think deeper about what you see - a classic still life with a touch of the unexpected.
Director of GRAIN Projects, UK
“You’re a master of light. There is something very beautiful in the way how you use light. You’ve conveyed all of these peculiarities of 17th century oil paintings in your work. I think the work is absolutely right for collectors, for people that are in the market for fine art photography.”
Senior Curator at The Photographers' Gallery, UK
They are very dramatic. Your use of colour is very interesting - and I love that everything is muted but then you are also brave enough to use acidic yellows or strong reds - it's muted but there are pops. So you use colour in an interesting way, in everything. It is very difficult to look at your work and not to think that it hasn't been painted. And I like The Fencer a lot actually.
“To be honest, your work totally floored me. I was awestruck. I have not seen images that impactful in years. My mother has called me “Punkin” and I feel like I need to have your image “ALBINO” and I would love to display it at my shop. Thank you.“
Director of Ffotogallery, UK
“It seems to me that they are eminently collectible, there is a potential for them to sell very well.”
"Vadims' Art is beautiful! Thank you. I love the descriptiveness. The balance of new & old marrying together with a sense of life & meaning and the teachings which applies to all humans & nature at the forefront. The Art is exciting also distinguishing - Vadims will do his magic ❤️ Arrived safely and well packaged ❤️ You have certainly acted in a professional manner and thank you for that. ❤️"
“I’ve just bought this from PHOTOPORTRAYAL.
So Special. A bit of joy amongst some less useful things going on. Stack up the joy folks! It’s lovely, very special, and the colours are amazing.”