We were very touched to find on Twitter a poem inspired by one of Viktor’s photographs with Natalie Avseenko posing under the ice of the White sea. It’s amazing how accurate the author Shay Lee (@shayoflee) feels the spirit of the picture and we are so glad that our work inspires others. Thank you, Shay Lee!
Some ideas are very inspiring. So Viktor Lyagushkin’s Princess of Whales do. Moscow artist Irina Ratina created her vision of a naked woman swimming with white whales.
The world’s only underice UW artist, Denis Lotarev Art will join the #Seagull expedition. He is going to draw a picture of the Seagull (Natalie Avseenko) staying underwater during photo and video shooting.
This is a vivid illustration how people share ideas if they are really good. Do wish Denis to create a new vision and add one more dimension into the project.
Freedom, love and flight – it’s hard to say how they are related, but somehow the simple words excite all the people of our planet. They make us dream, make our hearts run faster, this is something that is worth living.
Our project is named #Seagull. Seagull is not just a bird, it is a symbol of struggle, symbol of soul, connection between the worlds, a personification of grief and happiness. It is Jonathan Livingston Seagull flying from the parable by Richard Bach; it is the Stormy Petrel by Maxim Gorky. It is a story of difficult obstacles, intractable obstacles, the will, desire, and feelings of a person who wins what cannot be beat. Continue reading
We were glad to communicate with so professional journalists asking very important questions and answered with great pleasure.
And the result is an interview we are very proud of.
Our congratulations to our team member, our heart and conscience, twice world champion in freediving Natalie Avseenko, who became Freediving Instructor Trainer SSI at 20 May 2013.
Great job, Natalie! We are so proud of you!
Note: 5000 or more freedive sessions have been done by her, as the card reads. Just imagine, what does it mean!
This morning I’ve received a warm email from Jesse Blackadder, the author of a great novell “Chasing the Light”. It reads: “I’m the author of the book that features one of your exquisite photos on the cover. I’d really like to link to your website for more information about that shot. … I’m sure my readers will be fascinated – I’ve had so many great comments about the cover!”
Dear Jesse, that is a good question, I’ll tell you the story with pleasure. The woman on this photo is Natalie Avseenko, twice world champion in freediving.
These two women (Natalie’s and your heroine) were seperated with 80 years and resided on the opposite ends of the earth, but their stories seem to have similar features. These two women are very feminine and strong at the same time; I think, it was their inner integrity and fidelity to themselves made them who they are.
The shot had been captured by Viktor Lyagushkin in the White sea, behind the North Polar Circle, 2011. In this project Natalie freedived naked with white whales. Swimming with belugas was her child dream, but why she was naked? Continue reading
Congratulations to our team photographer, Victor Lyagushkin! He set the first place in January stage of the competition Photographer of the Year 2013 with his Blue Lake photo, Lady of Orda Cave photo and photo from Lazurny quarry. Wish him good luck for the future!