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…

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…

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…

Rephotography @TheOtherArtFair

Rephotography is an interesting concept. Images photographed, presented in physical form and then rephotographed take on a life of their own. Thus, my ‘Magical Realism’ piece that was recently shown at INDEX in Dubai will be presented at the Other Art Fair in Bristol, 26-29 July 2018: http://bristol.theotherartfair.com/ alongside many other works. Additional layers, including…

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….

Racism, cultural politics and the environment @NatGeo

It is 2018 and every single tabloid is publishing and republishing a confession of the chief editor of National Geographic that the coverage of the magazine in the past was racist. Right. We know it. Yes, in the United State and many other parts of the world, people of different ethnic groups have been misrepresented…