Expedition 2015 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.
Web page: amelin.pro
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.