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…

Photographic gaze @MuseumModernArt ‏

My photographic gaze is searching for three most important elements: the special light, the distinct atmosphere and a significant detail. I am particularly attracted to various manifestations of colour in the real world, and have devoted considerable attention to the colour theories from Chevreul to John Gage. I am inspired by a wealth of tradition…

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…

Where am I now?

In my practice I am using photography to communicate in visual ways the important environmental ideas that benefit from using the photographic approach. I am focusing on environmental landscapes, travel imagery and fine art works that could enhance our understanding of the ecosystems through the use of ‘Goethean science’, i.e. more focused appreciation of the…

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…

Pulau Redang @Resurgence_mag

When I visited a little tropical island of Pulau Redang a few years ago,  I was expecting to experience the true tropical paradise with turtles coming to nest on island’s beaches. To my greatest disappointment every single area of island’s life: energy generation, transportation and, especially, waste treatment have shouted about existing problems. I photographed…

Cultural Ecosystem Services

I am pleased to enclose a presentation on my new photographic project focusing on the Cultural Ecosystem Services. Ecosystems indirectly create significant cultural value that cannot be expressed in monetary terms. This value is multi-dimensional and is related to knowledge systems, inspiration, spirituality and religion, through the creation of the sense of place and aesthetic…

Environment Europe @COP23

Finally the video from Environment Europe press conference held at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn featuring Dr Stanislav Shmelev has been made available. It is aimed at a broader audience and we hope that you will enjoy it: UNFCCC COP23 Press Conference. The aim of our press conference was to launch a new book, ‘Green Economy…

British Pavilion at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn

It is my greatest pleasure to announce that my award-winning environmental art will be exhibited at the British Pavilion at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn between 15 and 17 November 2017. Environmental art could be a new language to reach the hearts and minds of a wider public with a strong environmental message. Our executive education…

Objects Found on the Beach

The Objects Found on the Beach has been a project focusing on depicting the impact humanity makes on the environment through plastics waste. Currently there is around 260 mln tonnes of plastic waste circulating in the oceans, forming so called five gyres – the areas in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans where waste is…

Art and Sustainability

The ‘Art and Sustainability’ by Sacha Kagan published by Transcript is an immensely rich philosophical text exploring the necessary characteristics of philosophy of sustainability that could inform the new sustainable art. Drawing on the current theories of complexity and sustainability of Gregory Bateson, Fritjof Capra, Ilya Prigogine, Kagan discusses the principles of systems theory, emergence,…