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 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.
– 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.
A new selection of the 25 best underwater photos in the world has appeared on the website of National Geographic magazine. Photographs by our leader Viktor Lyagushkin from the Orda cave and the White Sea from the project “Until the Ice Melts” are on the list.
My article in the German magazine HEINZ about the starfish of the Northern seas, the northern lights and underwater photography. The magazine is published in German and English.
I swear that everything was as it was written in the article, including the filling of pies and the fear of imaginary bears.
Many thanks to the editor for the lovely lead in the contents.
Skeleton shrimps caprellas are sitting on a laminaria leaf. They are very funny animals, albeit very small: they grow to a maximum of 5 cm in length. Caprellas are very social: they communicate, eat and fight each other without stop.
One of my best stories about the White Sea is published on the Nikon website. How and under what conditions we have to work, what difficulties an underwater photographer encounters when shooting under the ice. Serious things and oddities in one bottle.
The story is divided into two parts, here are the links:
“Angel Hunters” – our article with Viktor Lyagushin for the Russian diving magazine “Extreme Depth” about underwater world of the White Sea and the everyday life of the photographer on the Arctic Circle. Lyrics, biology and travel notes.