We are glad to tell you about one of our good friends and PHOTOTEAM.PRO member, artist Denis Lotarev, co-author of our book “White Sea Bestiary”. An article about Denis appeared on the Takie Dela media today with my (Bogdana Vashchenko’s) text and photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin.
What is it like to be an underwater artist, “from what rubbish grow, without knowing shame” masterpieces and ideas coming into a head of a creative person and much more.
You can read the piece here
The fence surrounding the house of the Speleologists’ base of the “Cyclop” club now is decorated with wonderful photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin.
“Cyclop” is a Lviv (Ukraine) speleo club which discovered Optymistychna (Optimistic) Cave (the longest gypsum cave in the world), and now continues exploration, mapping and other work in the cave.
My and Viktor’s article about Alexei Molchanov’s record, which he set for the Guinness Book this spring on Lake Baikal. The goal of the record was to draw attention to the ecological problems of the lake.
The entire May issue of National Geographic (Russia) is dedicated to the seas and oceans, and it’s great that we succeeded to become a part of it.
Text by Bogdana Vashchenko, photo by Viktor Lyagushkin.
The piece can be reached also at NAtGeo (Russia) website here.
The reportage of the French TV channel Franceinfo about our underwater gallery “Until The Ice Melts”. Great team, very good guys, it was a pleasure to work with them.
Underwater video by Bogdana Vashchenko.
You can view the reportage about the exhibition here
We visited Evgeny Sazonov on Komsomolskaya Pravda radio (97.2 fm) and talked about our book The White Sea Bestiary, which is about to be published. Talked about miracles that happen, about mermaids and sea demons and our sea adventures.
Live recording is available here
The Thomson Reuters agency picked up the news about our exhibitions “Until the Ice Melts” by Nikon Ambassador photographer Viktor Lyagushkin and “Deep Freeze” by artist Denis Lotarev.
It is indecent to brag, but still. Caption reads: Bogdana Vaschenko / phototeam.pro
Scuba diver looks at Denis Lotarev’s paintings
The world’s first underwater and under ice art gallery began its work in the White Sea, near the village of Nilmoguba, Loukhsky district of the Republic of Karelia, Russia. And it was opened by us, the PHOTOTEAM.PRO team in cooperation with the touristic center “Arctic Circle”.
The first two expositions of the gallery are: an exhibition of photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin “Until the Ice Melts” and an exhibition of Denis Lotarev “Deep Freeze”, consisting of six oil paintings and two installations.
“Until the ice melts” was under water for the second time, but the art gallery – for the first time.
January 2020 the correspondent of the famous Internet Magazine Bird-In-Flight went with us to the Optimistic cave. It took him almost six months to recover from horror, but finally he pulled himself together and wrote this article. Read about a thousand buckets of clay, the delight of the discoverer, a week without sunshine here.
– Viktor, do you have a photograph of the bottom by chance? (a question in the messenger)
– Of course, I have! Bottom is my level!
And here’s a photo of the White sea Bottom on the cover of Ogoniok magazine #28, 2020. Ogoniok is one of the oldest weekly illustrated magazines in Russia, its first issue is dated of 1899.
Photographer Viktor Lyagushkin captured in the photograph not an abstract wall painting by a crazy artist, but sylvinite mines from the Urals, located in the city of Berezniki, Perm region. From the mineral sylvinite, which is mined here, potash fertilizers are produced, thereby providing a stable harvest for almost half of the globe.