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International Photography Awards - First Place - Fine Art, Still Life

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International Photography Awards - First Place - Fine Art, Still Life

International Photography Awards category winners and finalists were revealed yesterday, on 27 October 2020, for both the professional and non-professional/student categories. A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select these outstanding category winners.  Along with the Category Winners, IPA also revealed the recipients of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each of  the competition’s sub-categories, and Honorable Mentions from across both professional and amateur entries. And I am honoured that my work was awarded a Winning Placement in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards. A...

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When and how photography became art

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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, I am really excited to present a new artwork to you - the Sweetcorn. I 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 I 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 you go with...

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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, I am really excited to share another one of my stories with you. 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 least. My favourite part of the train journey has...

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Photocarrefour Africa - Artists Meet and Exhibit - Interview

Photocarrefour Africa - Artists Meet and Exhibit - Interview

On 11 July 2020, my artworks were 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 all artists involved. Read on if you'd like to know the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about my practice and the 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 light. I...

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