The Murman Coast 2014 Expedition Participants
Yaroslav Amelin is a photographer, a gallery dealer and photography enthusiast. Yaroslav lives and works in Moscow.
He was born in Moscow in 1981, graduated Moscow State Forestry University in 2003 and completed postgraduate studies in 2006. From 2004 till 2006 he edited ProPhoto, a Russian photography magazine. He is the author of dozens of articles on photo equipment and photographic work and the host of seminars on large-format shooting. From 2006 till 2007 worked as a photography editor in Rosphoto/Profi-image stock photography. Till 2010 was a Kutuzov Photo store manager.
Yaroslav is one of the co-founders of the Gallery of Classical Photography in Moscow and its art director. Supervised dozens exhibitions of Russian and foreign authors. Yaroslav is a member of Artist’s Union of Moscow since 2012.
He utilizes large-format cameras, and colored and black-and-white films.
Andrey Bronnikov specializes in large-scale photography of exceptional quality. Andrey takes his photos with a large-scale camera on a 10x13cm flat slide film and achieves exceptionally high quality of color and detail, blurring the boundaries between reality and photography. Accurate composition building and fair knowledge of geology allow him to get to the heart of landscape photography, one of the most demanding photography genres.
Andrey Bronnikov was born in Krasnoyarsk. He spent his childhood in Kolyma. Graduated the department of geology of LMSU in 1995. During the period from 1994 to 2001 he organized and held plenty of geological expeditions in the White Sea area. He became seriously involved in photography in 1995. Main genres: scientific and landscape photography. Worked with museum collections in Russia, Germany, France, England, Italy, South Africa, Australia and other countries.
He has become one of the leading glamor and advertising photographers since 2001, and did thousands of photo shootings as a commercial photographer. He is well known to wide audience due to his work for Channel One and various Russian cinema projects. He is the author of international advertising campaigns and an acknowledged expert in product and jewelry photography.
Alexander went into photography in 2008. He completed journalism/photography courses at Izvestia, one of the major high-circulation daily broadsheet newspapers in Russia. The courses included a yearlong workshop with Alexey Belyanchev, director of photography in Izvestia. Alexander took photos for Izvestia and Kommersant newspapers. Alexander is a versatile photographer and works in various genres, from journalism to studio shootings. His works were published in such periodicals as Russian Newsweek and Forbes.
Participated in the following exhibitions:
2012 - Kommersant. Free Camera. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow;
2015 - Marine Russia, Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow;
2015 - The Arctic: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Tverskoy Boulevard, Moscow.
Artyom Vasilkov is a photographer, adventurer, explorer and a member of the Photographers' Union of Russia. Being an old-school photography champion, he thoroughly prepares for trips and expeditions, trying to catch those magic moments when the nature allows touching its wonders. He waits for a long time to get appropriate lighting – and a certain state of mind – to capture nature’s wonders on film. The author experienced more than 35 extreme mountain trips, 8 ascends, 40 speleology expeditions. Artyom pioneered a mountain pass in New Zealand and discovered caves in the Crimea. He risked his life taking many of his photos.
Vladimir Vaskin was born in 1957 in Moscow. He is one of the alternative photography champions. Vladimir utilizes large-format cameras and 40x50cm film or wet collodion up to 70x90cm. One of his major achievements is a hand-made large-format camera, largest in Russia. Vladimir Vaskin mastered a range of old hand printing methods; he is one of the few artists to execute the whole photography process from shooting to printing on his own. Areas of expertise: old architecture in hard-to-reach areas, portrait, still life, landscape. Vladimir was a student of renowned Russian photographers Viktor Ruikovitch and Viktor Reznikov. Vladimir has been taking photos on film for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Artists Union of Russia.
1981 - born in Yaroslavl;
2006 - graduated Yaroslavl State Technical University, Department of Architecture;
2008 - co-founder and participant of Архитектура движения (Architecture of Movement) festival in Yaroslavl;
2011 - chief executive and architect at KremnevAtelier;
2013 - co-founder and manager of TEXTIL cultural platform in Yaroslavl;
Takes large-format landscape photographs on film within Amelin. Vetokhov. Kremnyov. project since 2008.
2004 - Черно-белые фрагменты (Black-and-White Fragments), Yaroslavl;
2008 - Архитектура движения, (Architecture of Movement), Yaroslavl, personal exhibition within the frames of the festival;
2009 - Большой формат (Large Format), Yaroslavl, personal exhibition within the frames of the Architecture of Movement festival;
2012 - 5yorka, Yaroslavl; personal exhibition within the frames of the Architecture of Movement festival;
2013 - Текстуры (Textures), Yaroslavl, TEXTIL cultural platform; collective exhibition within the frames of the Architecture of Movement festival
2013 - Русский альбом (Russian Album), Gallery of classic photography, Moscow; collective exhibition;
2013 - Московский фотографический салон 2013. Независимые авторы (Moscow Photographic Salon 2013. Independent Authors), Gallery of classic photography, Moscow.