Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin Starring in the Nikon Glasses Advertisement

Viktor Lyagushkin came up recently in an absolutely new role – as a main actor of Nikon Glasses Advertisement.

The main idea of the clip is perfectionism in any manifestation of life. As for me, the word “perfectionism” has some negative connotation, but it means a wish (and efforts) to achieve an ideal result despite of all.And this describes Viktor very well.

In the clip, Viktor learns to create an ikebana with Master Sletlana Zamriy. Viktor founded parallels of an ancient Japanese art and one of the main principles of photography: mastery of “decisive moment” formulated by prominent classic of photography Henri Cartier-Bresson and demonstrated how it works.

It was very interesting to observe an interaction of the two masters. They understood each other  perfectly, and it seems they both was very glad with their association.

Ah, yes. A couple of words about Nikon glasses. Viktor is so delighted with them that he is ready to look dreams with them but he still should take them off for the night.

And here is the link: http://nikonlenses.maximonline.ru/index3.html

25 Amazing Photos of Life Underwater – National Geographic Editor Choice

Editors of National Geographic Your Shot picked 25 Amazing Photos of Life Underwater from dozens of millions pictures sent by participants of this popular contest.

Editor’s selection included two photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin: Orda Cave underwater landscape andWhite Sea under ice.

Congrats, Viktor! Good job!

 

Ethereal Creatures Living Under Arctic Ice

See the Amazing, Ethereal Creatures Living Under Arctic Ice is the title of a story which is now live on National Geographic site. It features Viktor Lyagushkin’s photos and text includes my answers and captions.

Viktor is proud to have his work being so highly estimated and I am happy that my captions have been preserved almost in its original form, with only minor editing.

Thank you, Sarah Stocke, for good questions and thoughtful work!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/white-sea-arctic-underwater-marine-life/

Two Worlds Photo is a Winner of National Geographic Your Shot

Our recent photos from the White Sea march across the planet. In the spring of 2018 in the Touristic Center Polar Circle. Photographer is Viktor Lyagushkin, of course. And my contribution was to obediently hang under the ice hole.

July 20, 2018, this photo was chosen as a winner of Your Shot Daily Dozen by National Geographic, and three days later in the Instagram it has 40 000 likes!

Discovery with almost a million followers immediately re-posted this photo … I’m afraid to imagine what will happen next.

Viktor is a Trierenberg Super Circuit 2018 Winner!

We just received by mail a beautiful catalog with colour photographs. There are winners of one of the most stylish and respected world contests Trierenberg Super Circuit 2018. Viktor Lyagushkin won it again, having received a gold medal in the category “TRUST AND SECURITY” with a photo “Aspiration for light.”

 

Walking Beneath the Sea Exhibition on Uglich XII Photoparade (Russia)


Viktor Lyagushkin’s Walking Beneath the Sea exhibition on Uglich XII Photoparade (Russia) had a great success.

From 1st to 5th of August 2018 participants of one of the biggest photographic events in Russia and guests of the town had possibility to visit free exhibition in the hall of Volzhskaya Riviera Hotel and to see the best 25 underwater shots by Viktor.

Permanent Exhibition in the Georgian National Museum

A permanent exhibition dedicated to the biodiversity of the Caucasus was opened at the National Museum of Georgia (Tbilisi) a couple of days ago. The National Geographic (Georgia) Magazine took part in the creation of the exhibition. The visitors will admire dioramas, read and listen to information about the fauna and flora of the Caucasus. Among the most valuable exhibits of the exhibition are stuffed animals, some of which had been made 150 years old. It is sad to realize that already many of these species  are not to be found in the wildlife.

In the National Geographic educational corner which is located in the second hall of the exposition, films are unspooled on two screens. Among them there is a documentary about the expedition into the National Park of Vashlovani. It was an assignment from  National Geographic (Georgia), during which me and Viktor Lyagushkin spent a couple of months collecting material, making pictures and capturing video about this  wonder of nature.

 

White Sea Expedition Is Over


Dear friends, we are happy to be back from our White Sea 2018 expedition. We spend behind the Arctic Circle 4 weeks, from the middle of the March to the middle of April, did 75 dives under the ice, feasted our eyes on aurora borealis and take hundreds of gigabytes of amazing photographs. Now it is time to look through them, to select the best of the best.

Many thanks to the Arctic Circle Diving Centre for their kind invitation and open-armed welcome.

Here in Moscow the spring is in full power, and only photos may help us to travel down memory line and bring to mind an old joke: “There are two states of water: warm and solid”. Here is the proof – Bogdana SnowKitty and Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer Viktor Lyagushkin did dive into solid water. 🙂

 

 

Walking Beneath the Sea Exhibition

January 24, 2018, within the framework of the PhotoFest in the Kyiv School of Photography the exhibition by Viktor Lyagushkin and the team PHOTOTEAM.PRO “Walking under the sea” was opened. The basis of the exhibition was stills from the project #Seagull and retrospective of previous projects: Being a Dolphin, Magic World of the Blue Lake, Princess of Whales, Lady of the Orda Cave.

At the opening lecture Viktor told about the projects presented at the exhibition, about his vision of photography and held a small quiz with his book “Being a Dolphin” as a prize.

The exhibition will last until March 12, 2018.