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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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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

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

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Today, we are having a sneak peek at my photo studio. What does it look like? What kind of photography props do I keep on my shelves? Some of you may probably recognise a couple of familiar objects from my previous 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 of my compositions. Various flowers, leaves...

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What do you see? Idea and meaning behind our artworks

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Today, I am sharing more thoughts from about the idea and meaning behind my 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 "Can you tell me about the meaning...

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