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Russian self-taught photographer Elena Shumilova

First meeting with a miracle. Russian self-taught photographer Elena Shumilova

Light in the house. First meeting with a miracle. 2015. Work by Russian self-taught photographer Elena Shumilova

Art by Russian self-taught photographer Elena Shumilova is a beautiful world filled with sun, divine light and gold color. Her photos are very vital, great, and a little nostalgic. They are about friendship and loneliness, love and the charm of nature.
An architect by education, Elena is a self-taught photographer. According to the photographer herself, after the birth of her second child, she began spending a lot of time away from Moscow, in a village in the Tver region. And then she had an irresistible desire to shoot and do it professionally. Her beautiful works are real paintings, with a unique coloring, game of light and color. She managed to convey emotional mood, and the most simple, but such important, moments of life.
Meanwhile, Elena spends half a year with her family in Moscow, and half a year in the Andreapol district of the Tver region on Lake Brosno, where she is engaged in farming. She has two sons – five-year-old Yaroslav and two-year-old Ivan. Therefore, the main “heroes” of most photos are Elena’s sons, as well as the “inhabitants” of her farm.
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Nikolai Svyatitsky Photomosaic portraits

Maya Plisetskaya. Nikolai Svyatitsky Photomosaic portrait

Brilliant dancer Maya Plisetskaya. Nikolai Svyatitsky Photomosaic portraits

Maya Plisetskaya – a brilliant dancer, the whole epoch of the Soviet ballet. Photo mosaic Portrait assembled from 312 photos (1800 items) of the ballerina, her husband – composer Rodion Shchedrin, her partners – Nikolai Fadeyechev and Maris Liepa, her family and fans.
Moscow based artist Nikolai Svyatitsky – works in the technique of Photomosaic. He creates mosaic portraits of famous people, as well as ordinary people, working on commission. Nikolai doesn’t use Photoshop, and his art is not a computer-created type of montage (it would be too simple and uninteresting). He builds a mosaic of elements as a puzzle, that has been divided into tiled sections, each of which is replaced with another photograph that matches the target photo.
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Sue Hsu photo art

Spring melody. Sue Hsu photo art

Spring melody. Sue Hsu photo art

Sue Hsu photo art
Taipei, Taiwan based photographer Sue Hsu has always been passionate about photography. “I am so glad to be living in Taiwan, to be surrounded by such wonderful sceneries and exotic creatures, and to be able to share their beauty with the world”. The gallery of a talented photographer includes several albums, among which – Sets True Love, Cherry Blossoms & Bird, Taiwan Blue Magpie, Lotus Pond, Beautiful Taiwan, Macro. Colorful flowers, tall trees, singing birds and the warm sun – these things are essential parts of one of the most beautiful seasons of spring. Sue Hsu can capture this perfect mood in her beautiful and colorful photos of birds. The amateur photographer Sue Hsu is a dance instructor, while photography is her hobby and passion.
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Do not Saw the Sawdust

The Blind Date. Do not Saw the Sawdust

The Blind Date. Photo art by Belgian photographer Ben Goossens. Do not Saw the Sawdust

Do not Saw the Sawdust

There is nothing more tragic in life than the utter impossibility of changing what you have done. Galsworthy.
Does it seem familiar to you: you’ve done something wrong and now can’t help regretting it? We can regret things that didn’t depend on us, but on circumstances. We can blame ourselves for not having said certain words to someone or for having said them. We all know that “one cannot turn back the clock”. Anyway we keep on regretting everything. Don’t you envy those who can find some spiritual power in their soul and duly submit, for it’s the only way to go on.
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Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Flowers, petals and leaves. Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Flowers, petals and leaves. Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe
American photographer Emily Blincoe was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She has become known worldwide for her creative series called “Arrangements.” The project features photographs of different things, from everyday objects, like tooth brushes and burned matches to eggs and stones, organized by color and size. Most beautiful photos in her collections are nature arrangements – leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables. According to Emily, she finds inspiration in nature, wandering in the fields and meadows with her dog Eleanor in her native Texas. The talented photographer says that her art is “all about finding beauty in the every day.” And the result of such coordinated beauty is breathtaking, and even therapeutic, for those who enjoy positive messages and get peace of mind and a sense of clarity from structured order.
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Diane Varner daily walks

Between the spaces of eternity. Diane Varner daily walks

Landscape from series “Between the spaces of eternity”. Diane Varner daily walks

Diane Varner daily walks
Her beautiful photographs touch the most secret, deep soul strings. Diane Varner works are so precise and beautiful, and wonderfully reflect the time, experience, look, and the movement. And we want to watch her photographs for hours, pausing in the ringing silence of inexpressible beauty, caught in the frame. The striking simplicity and richness in this simplicity. It all started with the daily walks with her dog and a camera. Of course, it all started a little earlier. Diane started her career as an artist doing painting. As she talks about herself in an interview her creative formation was influenced by few people, and above all – her mother, who worked in watercolor and collage. According to Diane, her mother was the main support pillar, who constantly inspired by her own example.
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Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

Blue and yellow. Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

First of all, Italian photographer Franco Fontana invented “photographic line”, more common known under the name of “the concept of lines.” Accordingly, since 70s of XX century, his work, thanks to its unique and recognizable style, has become a benchmark in the field of color photography. And what makes it stand out among hundreds of works of his colleagues – an incredible sense of composition, true geometric construction of the frame, and magical selection of colors.
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