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When and how photography became art

When and how photography became art

Photography was invented in the 1820s and quickly became popular thereafter, but it was originally considered a mere skill rather than a form of art. For almost 100 years photographic prints never appeared in any art galleries or exhibitions, and photography was seen to be more part of technical knowledge rather than art on its own. However, this perception changed when such talented photographers as Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams entered the stage. They finally lifted photography into a well-deserved honourable title of fine art.  Ansel Adams, Evening, McDonald Lake, Glacier National Park, 1933-1942, National Archives and Records Administration Many other artists took part in the...

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Sweetcorn - From sketch to finished artwork

Sweetcorn - From sketch to finished artwork

Today, we are really excited to present - a new artwork from our principal photographer Vadims Pjatrikovs - the Sweetcorn. Vadims would like to share the story behind the creation of this piece and show you what was happening from the very start to finish while he was working on it. Hope you will enjoy the ride.. "The sketch is the basis for the whole creative process. This artwork - Sweetcorn - is not an exclusion. The first creation happens with a good plan and a sketch, and the second creation is the image itself.  Do you usually plan important things in your life yourself? Or do...

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Behind the scenes - A photographer's journey from a sketch to a finished artwork (Windermere)

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Behind the scenes - A photographer's journey from a sketch to a finished artwork (Windermere)

Today, we are really excited to share another one of the stories of our main photographer - Vadims Pjatrikovs. This will be a very special one though - you will be taken on a complete journey from a sketch to a completed and refined artwork. You will get a chance to see what happens behind the curtain, what happens in an artist's soul and life and what inspires him to create such breathtaking photography. Hold your breath, and let's dive in... "I wanted to visit the Lake District for years but never had enough time. Or that is what I was telling myself at...

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Photocarrefour Africa - Artists Meet and Exhibit - Interview

Photocarrefour Africa - Artists Meet and Exhibit - Interview

On 11 July 2020, our main photographer's (Vadims Pjatrikovs') artwork was showcased at an amazing photography exhibition - the Second Edition of the Photocarrefour ARTIST meet & Exhibit Exhibition at the PHOTOCARREFOUR GALLERY in Abuja, Africa. As part of this, organisers have arranged an interview with him. Read on if you'd like to know the answers to some commonly asked questions about his practice and his most popular artworks. P: Can you tell us about you, who you are and what you do? V: My name is Vadims Pjatrikovs. I am a still-life photographer and a light painter, passionate about controlling the...

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Photo Studio Vibes - What does our photographer's studio look like?

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Photo Studio Vibes - What does our photographer's studio look like?

Today, we are having a sneak peek at our main photographer (Vadims Pjatrikovs') photo studio. What does it look like? What kind of photography props does he keep on his shelves? Some of you may probably recognise a couple of familiar objects from Vadims' artworks. For example, a massive green vase that was featured in Red Dots about a year ago, or a golden cup that appeared in Recipe. As you can see, all sorts of vases, bottles and urns are prevailing in the inventory, and it is quite explanatory as they usually serve as one of the main objects...

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