Still life photography by Vasily Cheshenov
Russian journalist, artist, sculptor, writer, and photographer Vasily Cheshenov (Vasilij Cesenov) has become known worldwide for his blurring photography of flowers, which look like oil paintings. The photo artist says that inspiration comes to him from God. In every period of his life he had a favorite photographer. These people influenced his artistic activity – Jan Saudek, Arnold Newman, Josef Sudek, Helmut Newton, Leni Riefenstahl. Vasily Cheshenov calls himself not a photographer, but a photo artist. The difference is that a photographer just takes pictures, but a photo artist tries to create something, that can be created from photography. He has searched his own place in the world of art photography for a long time, and during the process he got many beautiful moments in life.
Professional photo artist Vasily Cheshenov was born in Kazakhstan, in the town of Jambul. And once he had learned to write, he immediately began writing some stories and illustrate them. Eventually the hobby grew into a profession where the word and photos have always been close – all the printed materials complement with photographic works. He graduated from Peoples’ Friendship University in Moscow, the international journalism at History Faculty. Vasily Cheshenov Left Russia for permanent residence in Germany, where he lives now, with his wife and their two children. His art works have been exhibited in prestigious galleries, are in private collections in many countries.