BIO

Hi,

My name is Vadims Pjatrikovs. I am a still life photographer and light painter, well-known for my style and the way of controlling the light. I started my photography journey in 2005 when I received my first camera as a gift and started studying photography as a skill. Several years later, I moved to the UK and was working on different commercial and still life photography projects in London, UK.

While I was working with a respectable fashion company in London I photographed collections of such well-known designers as Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Christian Louboutin and Ralf Lauren. I also feel honoured to have photographed one of the largest collections of the stage outfits of Rolling Stones.

I have always been an artist at my core. I started out as a painter initially and fell in love with the creative process from day one. I always admired still life paintings from the 17th century, but as a painter, I have always been looking at how I could achieve a similar result via a more untraditional way. I have tried different techniques and methods and one day decided to try photography as a tool to achieve the result.

Once I tried it, I realized that photography was my true passion. I went on to study photography as a craft and after gaining some commercial photography experience elsewhere, I founded my own photography studio "PHOTOPORTRAYAL" in 2009. Having switched over to photography, I have never looked back.

I see photography as the next generation of my passion for art, and in a relatively short period of time, my photography earned the respect from artists and photographers worldwide. 

There is always something new and innovative happening in my world. And what makes my style recognizable today is this special oil painting look of my photography artwork. Every piece is full of mystery, magic, experimentation and has a really dramatic and atmospheric look and feel.

I invest a lot of thought, time and effort into every art piece that I create. Most of the objects in my composition are carefully hand crafted specifically for each individual artwork. I combine all my past experience with what I see, hear and sense in the world every day. These ideas are then shaped into a sketch, from which I then craft and place the individual physical objects for my composition with the utmost care. And then spend hours and hours of photographing this all - in near-complete darkness.​

Each art piece is full of details. You can look at the artworks again and again and find something different each time. They encourage you to think deeper about what you see - classic still life with a touch of the unexpected.

Today, my photographs are represented by a number of galleries internationally, including DegreeArt (Artellite), Rato Society, Aartzy, TRiCERA and FMB Art Gallery. You can also find my art pieces on Saatchi Art and Artfinder.

OUR VISION

  • PHOTOPORTRAYAL is a family run business, founded in 2009. 
  • We offer limited edition prints for collectors and art lovers looking for dramatic and atmospheric still life photography.
  • I am sharing this journey together with my lovely wife Zhanelya Subebayeva. What I bring to the table is the overall vision, my photography talent, creativity and flow. She is then directing this flow and making sure that we have a proper infrastructure in place in order to guarantee top quality of our products and services.
  • The business is all about art, about our passion for art, how art can represent our clients' identity and who they are at their hearts. The art that we offer can give you a way to share something with your community and friends, something to be proud of and something to admire. Or it may trigger some memories that are dear to your heart or serve as a reminder of something important in life.
  • We have an international client base and are happily serving our clients all over the world. Our artworks are sold both physically and online - through art galleries and marketplaces, through our social media accounts, our website, art fairs and exhibitions. 
  • Our main product is limited edition prints of light painting photography, which resembles 17th-century oil paintings. Every photo from start to finish can take around 6-8 hours on average just to photograph. This is not including the initial preparation of the composition, post processing/image editing and printing. The amount of time and effort invested in each piece gives our customers this luxury feeling when they buy the resulting product.
  • Quality is at the heart of our business. From the quality of the artwork itself, its signature style and the unique technique to the quality of the printing and delivery straight to your door.
  • We print on the top-level archival paper with the use of the Giclée method (Archival Pigment Print) that will last for at least a century in our customers’ art collections and museums.
  • We deliver our prints straight to your door, and every single one of them is hand signed and comes with an authenticity certificate attached to it. Each such certificate has my name and signature on it, as well as artwork title, edition number, medium (paper type), production date and our company logo.
  • We are passionate about art and great service, and we want every person who interacts with our business feel this attitude too.

EXHIBITIONS / ART FAIRS

exo aware waste to create exhibition

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

Surrey Contemporary Art Fair
24-26 September 2021

exo aware waste to create exhibition

YEARBOOK 2021

Shutter Hub Online Exhibition
​September 2021

exo aware waste to create exhibition

THE OTHER ART FAIR

The Other Art Fair London
​1-4 July 2021

exo aware waste to create exhibition

WASTE TO CREATE

ECO Aware Art Gallery
Online Exhibition

​November 2020

international photography awards winners

IPA

International Photography Awards
Online Winners Showcase

October 2020

locked & loaded degreeart exhibition

LOCKED & LOADED

DegreeArt Gallery
Online Exhibition​

22 October 2020

nature morte beam collective still life artworks exhibition

NATURE: MORTE?

Beam Collective Online Gallery
Still Life Artworks Online Exhibition

Exhibition Starts:
3 September 2020

chania international photo festival

CIP

Chania International Photo Festival
Crete, Greece

​ 12 - 19 August 2020

ordinary no ordinary tall sequoia gallery exhibition

ORDINARY NO ORDINARY

Tall Sequoia Gallery
Online Exhibition​

Exhibition Starts:
8 August 2020

LoosenArt exibition home Rome Italy

LOOSENART EXHIBITION,
HOME

Millepiani Exhibition Space
Rome, Italy

7 August - 16 September 2020

FORMAT festival Derby UK

FORMAT FESTIVAL

FORMAT Portfolio Review
Derby, UK
(Online)

​ 18 July 2020

photography & digital art exhibition Southend Arts COuntil

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION

Southend Arts Council Photography and Digital Art Exhibition
Southend, UK

2 April - 31 August 2020

photo carrefour artist meet & exhibit Abuja Nigeria

PHOTO CARREFOUR
ARTIST MEET & EXHIBIT

Photo Carrefour Gallery
​Artist Meet & Exhibit
Abuja, Nigeria

11 July 2020

ex tensao quarantine edition Rio de Janeiro Brazil

EX TENSÃO
QUARANTINE EDITION

EX_TENSÃO Project Online Gallery
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


​ June 2020

moscow international foto awards

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL
FOTO AWARDS

Fine Art Category (Bronze)
PhotoPro, Bumazhniy passage 14 p.2
Moscow, Russia
 ​
Online: June 2020
PhotoPro: 9-12 September 2020 

florida museum of photographic arts

FMoPA EXHIBITION

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts​​
Tampa, Florida

May 2020

beam collective exhibition

BEAM COLLECTIVE
EXHIBITION

Beam Collective Online Gallery​
​​

May 2020

arts council open day Southend

ARTS COUNCIL OPEN DAY

Southend Arts Council exhibition
Southend, UK

22 February 2020

the creative eye

THE CREATIVE EYE

Art Exhibition organised by The Creative Eye Essex​
Southend, UK​
​​
22-26 January 2020

the photographers gallery london

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, LONDON

Folio Friday, The Photographer’s Gallery​
London, UK​
​​
24 January 2020

photographers pop up gallery

PHOTOGRAPHERS
POP UP GALLERY

The Photographers Pop Up Gallery
Southend, UK


14 December 2019 - 23 January 2020

Section

PUBLICATIONS

Lux life magazine

LUX LIFE MAGAZINE

Global Excellence Awards

March 2021 

house & garden

FLORA FICTION MAGAZINE

Magazine Cover

Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2021

house & garden

HOUSE & GARDEN

"The Art Edit"

June 2020 Issue

world of interiors

WORLD OF INTERIORS

"Artistic Impressions"

June 2020 Issue

f-stop magazine

F-STOP MAGAZINE

"Issue #99 "Still life"

January 2020 Issue

STORMLINE magazine

STORMLINE MAGAZINE

"Heavyweight"

October 2018 Issue