YAROSLAV VASILYEV-APOSTOL: " I love to paint since my childhood. I am now 35 years old... and I still keep on painting (mostly graphics) and it seems that I have found myself in photography. I love to travel the world, take off on a digital camera and use a medium format camera. For the most part I show the image that I want to see myself, not focusing on the needs of the masses. I mostly focused on the genre pictures before, trying to catch the reality of life, but now I take pictures of mostly my own world."
YUCEL BASOGLU: "I’m interested in photography since childhood time. Long exposure and black and white photography was not very popular in my country. So I wasn’t able to do it professionally. I think black and white photography is the best technique that shows you the purity in human and in nature. On a colour photo of a smiling person for example, you only see the smile. But on a black and white photo you see the reality behind that smile. It’s the same with nature, you see the power of nature on a black and white photo.I see a divine light in black and white photography..."
ROBERT PEEK: Professional photographer since 1983.
His key activities are Fashion stills, Pack-shots and work for Advertising purposes.
Excellent lighting, pureness with a smooth edge characterizes Robert's work.
His 500 m2 studio is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
RAFFAELLO DE VITO: Was born in Mirandola in 1967. In 1981 he began working as a photographer in an advertising photography studio. he lives and works as a photographer in Reggio Emilia.
LOUISE MERTENS: Runs a fine art studio based in Antwerp, Belgium.
The studio is focusing on aspirational Visual Concepts, Creative/Art direction, Editorial Content, Identity Communication, Artwork and Design. In addition to her studio work, Louise makes personal art. The artworks became a trademark of herself, translations of her visual world and her admiration for purity, textures, materials and the unique sophistication of Japanese art. She is inspired by the human face and body, the mysterious and incomprehensible. “The art of the subtle but important details force you to look with more patience." Louise likes to step into dialogue with images through hiding and altering parts of her characters. Manipulation in his purest form.
JULIAN HIBBARD: Is an English photographer. His enigmatic, award-winning images maintain a tension between the real and the imagined - evoking beginnings, endings, hidden narratives and the inevitable passage of time.
ALEX SOVERTKOV: "I'm a digital artist from Earth. I'm working online since 2008 with an extensive list of creatives in everything art related."
MARCOS MORALES: Freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
CHRIS HOMER: "I am a mixed media designer. Working from print through to motion graphics. My main area of graphic obsession is repeating patterns and geometric forms."
GABRIEL ISAK: Was born in Huskvarna, Sweden. He uses photography as a metaphor for experiences of the soul by creating photographs that are simple in form, but rich in ideas and emotions. His imagery entails surreal and melancholic scenes inspired by the inner world of dreams and psychology, where he invites the viewer to interact with the internal world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states. The objective of Isak's art is to reflect human experiences that will allow the spectator to reflect on their own journey. Gabriel is currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden from where he works and travel all around the world for commissioned and personal projects.
LINAS VAITONIS: "I was born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania. The city is lively, cozy and relaxed. I'm lucky to live in its medieval old town which is very beautiful and inspiring. It has a huge influence on my work and who I am. I certainly don’t have the classical art school background because technically I’m an ecologist. Since I’ve got my master’s degree from Vilnius university, I have been working with various environmental projects, nature sciences laboratories and ecology consulting companies. I also worked as an editor for several years right after I finished high school. I started taking pictures just for fun. When I was twenty, I took my mother’s Nikon and started to shoot. I took pictures of literally everything. It was an obsession. I try to take visually exceptional pictures and I don’t want to make any big statement by the way I present them. These stories are somewhere between the odd and the ordinary. Dream-like images revolve around the mystery and the secret. Continuous duality expressed through light, composition, colour, character and the truth about fiction and manipulation leads to inventions and playfulness. However, the pictures still refer to a world that real people inhabit. Locating what is beautiful is always a challenge but the biggest difficulty I encounter creating my pictures is in making sure that the final images are just like I imagined them in my head. I like to play with unusual locations, trying to tell a story. In my opinion, the overall feel should be like in a movie, where the atmosphere plays an important role in transmitting the message. I'm striving to create a feeling that there is something yet to be revealed to come through in my work."
TATIANA SHVETSOVA-YAPEROVA: "I am a graduate of the picturesque-pedagogical department at the Yekaterinburg Art College as well as St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy. My specialty is graphic design. While working in the sphere of graphic design, I participate in painting exhibitions, drawing exhibitions and design biennales. But now I am passionate about photography.
Member of the Union Photoartists Russia since 2013. Photography is my main occupation, what I’m really interested in. Namely in a photograph, I see an opportunity to synthesise the knowledge and realise the conceived. I aspire to convey to the audience their view of the world and their feelings."
NYDIA LILIAN: "Photography for me is an escape from ordinary life; and also my profession. I have a rather vivid imagination and kinda escapist tendencies, so a lot of my work is a reflection of those new worlds & dimensions I imagined in my head."
DANICA TESIC: "Graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts, Wall Painting Department in Belgrade, Serbia."
ØYSTEIN STURE ASPELUND: "I am a photographer based in Oslo, Norway. Shooting both analog and digital, I see my work as a response and reaction to my surroundings. Thematically I aim to have a kind of cultural presence in my photographs. I am fascinated by the contrast between nature and culture, and I seek to always have a representation of this relationship in my projects. I work in series, where each series has a unique concept with sets of rules that I attend to follow. One of my main subjects of inspiration are places that have seen rapid changes. It may be borderlands where the civilization turns into the wild. Or reflections on the struggle between man and his environment. Often the results end up in a field between traditional documentary and art photography."
BALAZS CSIZIK: "I wanted to combine the visual language of graphic design and photography, using those two skillsets. Its a study of the meeting points of constructivist and suprematist art and urban minimalist photography. We can find similar elements in both of them, focusing on basic geometric forms,, such as squares, circles, and diagonal lines. I want to show that these art compositions are reconstructable in everyday urban landscapes in a two dimensional graphic form."
AUSTE STIKLERYTE: "I am a visual artist, who just love to take pictures of almost everything around me and manipulate with them in every possible way, creating my own virtual universe."