Was born in Irkutsk in 1969, after leaving school he entered the Irkutsk College of the Arts. From 1987 to 1989 he served in the Soviet army. In 1992 he degree in the professional graphic designer. Until 1998, he worked in painting, sculpture and photography. At the same time he studied plastic anatomy, psychology, esoteric, holds a professional astrologer, which influenced his future work. In 1998 he was admitted to the Union of Designers of Russia.
Alina Tarabarinova was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on the first of September in 1985. Graduated Saint-Petersburg state university, faculty of journalism. Since early childhood she has been involved in various aspects of art such as music, painting, dancing. She falls in love with photography and art in general, under the influence of friends and parents and, in particular, her mother.
In 2007 Alina began her 6 months trip to South Africa where she got the job of photo reporter in several local newspapers. In 2008 she spent 6 months in India and Himalaya mountains. A different kind of life, nature, people, atmosphere inspired her. She became addicted of the road and the camera. After this came a wave of personal exhibitions. She started to write and make photos for her articles. In 2011 she became a member of Russian Photounion. Up to the present day Alina continues to make pictures and work as a freelance photographer.
« I just want to express myself as a person and a human being . I want to capture the fragmentation of my society by means of a metaphore. I am just a person using photography as a medium to investigate life . I keep asking questions about life. What really makes the difference is what we perceive: photography can gently whisper a story or irreverently scream it. And so the eyes of who’ s looking or the ears of who’s listening become important. I really believe that photography can’t change the world but photography can make a soul and heart of people in this world more open and sincere. The world needs more than a pretty picture, it needs something that will push people to think. It is an understanding about life, about people, about myself. Photography is a dialogue. Images can talk and they can do it so better, this is for sure. It is time for our rebirth. And here comes the devine I and I the real Ja trinity that are calling to our big brother of the superalative subconsciousness that interferes with our reality be means of love and truly beloved lovers! » Alina Tarabarinova.
On photographer Dmitry Chapala’s pictures women’s bodies are shown as something almost methaphysical. A slight surrealism in his works sends us to the world of dreams, dreams about women. Staying in the boundaries of good taste he never shows anything vulgar. Sometimes calm and peaceful, quiet as a melody, sometimes expressive and vivid almost until exaltation nu — this is the result of his skillful work.
He manages to portay the openness of the soul though the naked body, claiming by that that body is beautiful. His art is not propaganda-like, there is no conflict in it. This is for the sake of art, the absolute aesthetic of nu.
Tamina, «Absolute Aesthetics nudity
Elena Chernyshova is a Russian documentary photographer, based in France. She was born in 1981 in Moscow, USSR.
A self-taught photographer, she developed a passion for this visual language during her studies at an architectural academy. After two years of work as an architect, Elena quit her job and cycled with Gael de Cevoisier from Toulouse to Vladivostok and back again: 30,000 kilometres, 26 countries, 1,004 days of cultural, human, and challenging experiences. The trip led to her decision to become a photographer.
Photography for her is a way of investigating the daily life of different groups and communities in the context of environmental, political, and economic change. Her work aims at visualizing the impact of human activity, ways of adaptation, and diversity of lifestyles.
In 2011 Elena received a grant from the Lagardère Foundation to create the photo documentary ‘Days of Night – Nights of Day’ about the daily life of the industrial city of Norilsk, 400 kilometres to north of the arctic Circle in Siberia.
Elena’s work has been published in National Geographic, Le Monde, Internazionale, Days Japan, A/R magazine, Newsweek Russia, and Ecology and Life.
Awards: World Press Photo 2014; Days Japan Awards and others.
My name is Anastasiya. On all of my photographs I try to reflect the loneliness, detachment, alienation characters from the outside world. I am trying to catch and display the images at the state of complete immersion in itselves. The state of loneliness – is either exciting or scary at the same time, controversial In many ways, because it is very scary to be solo – on the one hand, but on the other – absolutely necessary. No matter what – if we were sociable or contrary, every person in this world, is originally lonely. And frankly speaking, we can be honest for the real matter only with ourselves and the night sky.