Street life @rencontresarles

What is peculiar about Arles is that you never know what you are going to see. A few meters off course and you are embraced by a lively celebration of an exhibition you have never heard anything about. You meet the artists, curators, the press and relive the experience through their perspectives and explanations. I…

Notes from @rencontresarles ‏

It has already become a tradition for me to make some images exploring the photographic life of Arles during the Rencontres photo festival. I will be returning to this idea in several future posts. Sincerely hoping that the images will speak louder than words. What attracts me in these scenes is the immediacy of life,…

Flânerie @rencontresarles

This year the world famous Rencontres d’Arles photo festival is full of surprises. First of all, the Magnum photograher, Raymond Depardon presented his exhibition ‘Depardon USA, 1968–1999’ at the iconic Espace Van Gogh, where the famous painter spent some time in Arles. Secondly, Todd Hido is showing his new series ‘La Lumière sombre’at Palais de…

Dr Stanislav Shmelev @TheOtherArtFair

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Dr Stanislav Shmelev will be exhibiting at The Other Art Fair run by SaatchiArt at the Brunel’s historic train station in Bristol, 26-29 July 2018. There will be an opportunity to pre-order ‘ECOSYSTEMS’ photo album and see and acquire rarely seen museum quality…

Index 2018 Dubai @tradegovuk

Dear Friends! Environment Europe​ has just won a grant of £2500 from the UK Department for International Trade Business to present our environmental art at the leading contemporary interior design fair Index 2018 in Dubai, taking place 26-29 March 2018! We need £4000 to cover additional expenses for the stand, airfares and accommodation as well…

Cartagena @Guardian

I am immensely pleased to have my celebrated image from Cartagena, Colombia published in the Guardian newspaper again: Cartagena by Dr Stanislav Shmelev. There is a good chance that it will be seen by some of the 6.97 million Guardian followers on Twitter. Carthagena, a coastal town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is a…

PARIS PHOTO 2017

This year PARIS PHOTO was even more exciting, full of memories and visual experiences than the previous one. One of the highlights has been a special curated collection by Karl Lagerfeld, which has in many ways been the pinnacle of the whole fair. Selecting some of the strongest photography from all over the world I…

Rencontres d’Arles

Rencontres d’Arles is full of amazing personalities: famous and not-so-famous photographers, gallery owners, museum curators, journalist, photography enthusiasts, contemporary art aficionados, bloggers, journal editors, professors of contemporary art history and book publishers. This year the OFF programme (those exhibitions that didn’t get to the official selection of the Rencontres d’Arles festival) or off OFF programme…

Rencontres d’Arles

Continuing my Rencontres d’Arles photo series featuring art directors, gallery owners, photographers, collectors and members of the public enjoying the sunshine in Arles. Founded in 1970 by the Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, writer Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette, the Rencontres d’Arles Festival became the longest-running and most famous photography festival in the world. Exhibiting…

Rencontres d’Arles

First, some impressions. Arles is amazing for people watching. One could find movie characters not dissimilar to Don Corleone surrounded by the penetrating yellows of Cafe Van Gogh, the famous terrace depicted by the master painter himself. After meeting and discussing photography with one of the Magnum members I decided to focus more on people…

Rencontres d’Arles

Visiting Rencontres d’Arles is always a moveable feast. Portfolio reviews, exhibitions, talks, discussion forums, meetings, cafe life, private views, film screenings, the list goes on. In the next few posts I will be sharing some of the images made during my recent trip to Rencontres d’Arles capturing the spirit of the festival, the festival goers…

A Global Image 3

The third image I have selected will be focused on the global environmental impacts that our society is imposing on the planet earth. At the moment there is over 280mln tonnes of plastic waste circulating in our oceans, the phenomenon that received the name ‘the Five Gyres’. Consumption that happens in the USA, UK, Europe,…