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PHOTOPORTRAYAL - Fine Art Limited Edition Prints - Delivery, Packaging, Paper Quality

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Hello, My name is Vadims and this is my wife - Zhanelya. We are a family-run business called PHOTOPORTRAYAL. We offer limited edition prints of still life fine art photography for collectors and art lovers looking for a unique piece painted with light. And today we would like to tell you a bit more about the delivery, packaging and paper quality of our beautiful fine art prints. Delivery Let's talk about delivery first. We are working with a high-quality well-known printing company based in the UK and they have branches all over the world. They are so good that even The...

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Tesro'on. What does an animal's soul look like?

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I often like to invest some time into a bit of a DIY for my fine art still life photography compositions. It all starts with an idea in my head which is then turned into a sketch. This sketch is in turn transformed into a ready-to-photograph composition, followed by hours and hours of photographing it in a close to complete darkness. And finally, the resulting image is then put together through a sophisticated image-editing process. This time, I wanted to explore one idea that came to my mind - "What does an animal's soul look like?" And this is how this composition was born....

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Er Naro flower

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Today I would like to share with you a story about a special flower called Er Naro. It belongs to the Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra. One of the unique things about this flower is that it grows only when someone is looking at it. That is why it hardly ever achieves its full size, especially in wild nature. That is why it is so rare. It is a carnivorous plant, it derives most of its nutrients from trapping small animals and birds. By spraying its spores it leaves animals immobile and causes severe hallucinations from which no...

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Best Artworks of 2020

What a year 2020 has been! So many things have happened across the globe and in my own artistic career. Despite all the challenges, I am really grateful for everything this year. Firstly, I am very grateful for your continuous support. Knowing that someone is reading these emails and following my work somewhere out there is priceless. Secondly, I am grateful for all the sources of inspiration that I get day after day - feel free to explore some of these in my blog here. And last but not least, I am so grateful for getting international recognition for my...

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Wave - How is a photography idea born?

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Many people ask me where and how I get inspiration for my photography artworks. And my answer usually is that I combine all my past experience with what I see, hear and sense in the world day to day in my head (heart?) and then, as a result, something completely new is born. For example, at the moment I am working on my next art piece called Wave. I think the root inspiration for it comes from my years and years in commercial/fashion photography. While working in a photo studio, I had to carefully wrap mannequins with designers' clothing to...

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