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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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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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What do you see? Idea and meaning behind our artworks

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What do you see? Idea and meaning behind our artworks

Today, we are sharing more thoughts from our photographer Vadims Pjatrikovs about the idea and meaning behind his artworks. Hope you will enjoy the ride! "I have spent the last 5 hours on my way to North England. That is when, in this peace and quietness, some internal dialogues pop up in your head - some sort of a mixture of real conversations with real people and your own additions to them. Probably, that is how thoughts are born in general. So, what has come to my mind now is one conversation I've had recently with someone where they asked me...

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Soup, ideas for a new photograph and ingredients

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Soup, ideas for a new photograph and ingredients

Today our head photographer Vadims Pjatrikovs would like to share an answer to one of the most common questions that we are usually being asked about his artworks - what is the source of the ideas behind them. Read along if you'd like to find out too.  "Numerous people have asked me throughout my life to tell them how I usually come up with my compositions, and, to be honest, at first, I didn't even think about this question - I was just creating, and my answer to these people was that I don't really know how this happens. But then,...

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Want to meet the photographer behind our artworks? Check out our latest interview with DegreeArt

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Want to meet the photographer behind our artworks? Check out our latest interview with DegreeArt

One of the UK's first Online Art Galleries, over the past 16 years, DegreeArt.com has established itself as the market leader in the UK emerging talent art sales, hand picking & promoting the most promising talent. DegreeArt.com offers its clients the opportunity to invest in the artists of the future and let their art portfolio grow in value over time. Its main goal is to make the highest quality, original art accessible and affordable for all.

At PHOTOPORTRAYAL, we have recently consigned a number of our artworks with DegreeArt. DegreeArt interviewed our head photographer Vadims Pjatrikovs as a way to introduce his fine art photography to their art collectors, and you can find some of the questions below.

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