ECOSYSTEMS @Amazon

This moment has arrived! You can now order our stunning limited edition photo album, ‘Ecosystems: Complexity, Diversity and Nature’s Contribution to Humanity’ on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1999624106 The book will be presented at a major exhibition featuring 25+ large scale works by the photographer and ecological economist, Dr Stanislav Shmelev. The show will be hosted by the…

Surfaces and Strategies

This new video describes the most recent photographic work that has just been done in Italy, presents the ‘Ecosystems’ book and announces the ‘Ecosystems’ exhibition to take place at the Oxford University Mathematical Institute in November 2018. . The following images give the first impressions of the new ‘Ecosystems’ book, its design and quality of…

Exhibiting @TheOtherArtFair

It is very nice when somebody comes to your exhibition. It is particularly nice when the interest is shown by the younger generation of viewers. They are not corrupted by the conventions of ‘good taste’ or art history and spontaneously express their excitement or curiosity when seeing a work of art. At the Other Art…

Magical Realism @TheOtherArtFair

Exciting news! I will be exhibiting my ‘Magical Realism’ series, the ‘Ecosystems’ series and possibly even several paintings at The Other Art Fair in Bristol (http://bristol.theotherartfair.com/), happening 26-29 July 2018. Designed to attract attention to the current biodiversity crisis and the urgent need to restore our ecosystems, the ‘Magical Realism’ series has recently been exhibited…

Birthday @The_Globe

First of all, thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes, it is all very much appreciated. It was equally a delight to watch the Shakespeare’s Globe perform under the stars in the Oxford Bodleian Library quad, in the same way it was done in 1600s. Simply fabulous. The best birthday present one could wish…

Trailer for Ecosystems @MuseumModernArt

We are incredibly excited to share a new video about our new photoalbum entitled ‘ECOSYSTEMS’. Shot in Colombia, Brazil, USA, Dubai, France, Spain, UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Albania, Russia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Singapore, it speaks about the complexity, diversity and the true value of ecosystems. Professionally designed with the help of MA in Book Design…

ECOSYSTEMS PHOTOBOOK

Dear Friends, this moment has come! I am launching my new ‘Ecosystems’ photobook. Designed by two talented University of Reading MA Book Design MSc, with texts by Dr Joachim Spangenberg, this book will celebrate the complexity and diversity of ecosystems. Shot in Colombia, Brazil, USA, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Singapore…

ECOSYSTEMS II: CRITICAL REVIEW OF PRACTICE @formatfestival

My photographic practice evolved under the influence of critical theories of ecological economics, emphasized by thinkers as Hermann Daly, who was one of the first to offer an integrated economy-environment model (Daly, 1968) and wrote extensively on the subject of the differences of sustainability from pure economic growth and the dangers that the latter brings…

ECOSYSTEMS I: CRITICAL REVIEW OF PRACTICE

  Nature is an invaluable gift that we are so bad at protecting and restoring. The authors of the ‘Limits to Growth’ report in 1972 (Meadows et al, 1972) have warned us that not dealing with just three important elements: namely availability of resources, pollution and population growth will lead us to a severe crisis….

Valuing Nature @routledgebooks

Valuing Nature? Economics, Ethics and the Environment, a volume edited by J.B. Foster has made a profound impact on me as an ecological economist and a photographer. In this brilliant collection of essays the leading sustainability thinkers present the philosophical issues inherent in the neoclassical environmental economics dominant at university departments today. Dismounting the supremacy…

Constructed Photography @MuseumModernArt

The idea of a constructed photograph is not something that I explored so far because I have been largely focusing on landscape and natural elements.  However, I have practiced the transformed and transposed photography and infrared photography. Thus the photograph presented here depicts the iconic landscape of Colombian highlands with the strong diagonals of the…

Burning Ice @capefarewell ‏

In 2003, 2004 and 2005 three consecutive expeditions to the extreme Arctic featuring photographers, sculptors, scientists and educators sailed among the icebergs to bring to the world a message of our changing climate. The resulting book, ‘Burning Ice: Art and Climate Change’, produced by the lens-based artist, David Buckland, is a testimony to those expeditions…