“You can look at a picture for a whole week and never think about it again. But you can also look at the work for just a second and think about it for the rest of your life” (c) Joan Miró.
Without a doubt, photography is a special kind of art. Sensual, deep, unique. As in the case of any work, there are authors whose works are so piercing that after meeting one thought remains in the whole head: “Everyone should see this”.
Feel. Live. Experience the whole spectrum of emotions.
That is why we have collected a new selection of iconic photographers of our time with short summaries about their creativity, so that you can find among them someone who will be remembered for the rest of your life.
Alexey was born in 1962 in St. Petersburg. His work was deeply influenced by the avant-garde, especially the projects of Alexander Rodchenko and Kazimir Malevich. At the age of fifteen Titarenko became the youngest member of the independent photo club Mirror and graduated with honors from the prestigious faculty of cinematographic and photographic art of the Leningrad Institute of Culture.
The second most important (after the avant-garde) source of inspiration was his hometown, St. Petersburg. Time after time, the life of ordinary people, the movement of roads and the architecture of their favorite streets were reflected in Titarenko’s work. The most iconic is his work “City of Shadows”. In it, with the help of a long exposure, Alexey created an atmosphere of frozen time. Shadows blend with the image of the city, forming a single whole. Alive and impressive.
Madrid-born Jose Maria Rodriguez Mados, better known as Chema Mados, has made history with his black and white surreal shoots.
Madoz says that he does not just create photographs, but “musical poetry”. It’s hard to disagree with this! Plots taken from the imagination, lined up in mind-blowing compositions in the photo. It is worth absorbing this beauty with your own eyes.
By combining elements and shapes, Chema Madoz creates images that are both suggestive and visually powerful, with personality and poetic power. His images go beyond surrealism and abstraction. The purest visual metaphors.
Iceland is without a doubt one of the most coveted destinations for landscape photographers. It’s like the Holy Grail of adventurers. Perhaps, this is why Moldovan photographer Iurie Belegurschie moved to Reykjavik in 2006 to study the hotel business. And after a while he founded a creative workshop for travel photography.
His stunning landscapes have been published all over the world in books, calendars, advertising campaigns, TV spots and even newspapers.
All his images are masterpieces of landscape photography, and the tribute he pays to wild landscapes, inaccessible to many people is a wonderful asset of our time.