Lake Baikal by Sergey Belov
Lake Baikal is a real miracle of nature, inspiring poets, photographers and artists. These beautiful oil paintings belong to the brush of a talented Russian artist Sergey Belov, who was born and still lives near the lake. The Baikal – one of the oldest lakes in the world, the scientists determine its age of 25 million years. Usually lakes live 10-15 thousand years, then filled with sediments disappear from the face of the Earth. Baikal has no signs of aging. There is a version among geophysicists that the Baikal is a nascent ocean. Its shores annually expand for 2 cm. Among the lakes in the world Baikal is the deepest – its depth is up to 1,637 m. This is the largest repository of fresh water on the planet (23,000 cubic kilometers). The basin of Lake Baikal contains 20% of drinking water supplies. Transparency of the water reaches 40 meters, which is ten times more than in the other lakes.
Sergey Belov was born November 23, 1971 in Ulan-Ude. Painter, photographer, graphic artist, by profession – graphic designer. Directed the theater of pop miniatures “catastrophe” in Chita, directed and designed several productions. Sergey Belov worked as an interior designer and advertiser. In 2002, became interested in photography and computer graphics. In 2003 organized the creative association “52nd Parallel”. Participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Member of the Union of Photographers of Russia, President of the creative association “52nd Parallel”, a member of the Union of Photographers of Siberia, Irkutsk Photographic Society, an international association “Art of Inspiration” (New York, NY, USA).
Sergey Belov about himself: “I am a professional artist and photographer. Not being a photographer of one genre, however, I have been working mainly in the field of staged photography, which includes, in my opinion, not only advertising, but also portraiture, landscape photography.”