The #Seagull exhibition had been held 1 – 4 of February within Moscow Dive Show 2018. The Show becomes more and more popular, and this year it attracted 20 000 visitors from different countries.
24 meters of walls decorated with blue fabric and unusual photos showed to visitors underwater and under ice world of Lazurny Quarry, where the project had been performed.
At the opening ceremony Viktor Lyagushkin’s fans presented to the photographer a crocheted camera created by artist Jesika Geut. This is an accurate copy of the photographer’s favourite camera Nikon Df.
My feature story in DIVER magazine looks so beautiful and inspiring.
It tells of the difficulties we had to overcome in order to complete the project, about what is happening behind the scenes, well, you will know more reading the piece.
This week we have a good news: Viktor became a semifinalist of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 Semifinal in the Spirit category with his UW photo Assistant. We are so proud of him!
This is a documentary about our #Seagull project, how the short movie had been taken and what it cost to fulfil the dreams:
Meet our new project #Seagull! Teaser is ready, documentary and feature short coming soon! Twice world champion and record holder in free diving Natalie Avseenko and National Geographic (Russia) photographer, Nikon Ambassador, Subal Pro Team member Viktor Lyagushkin starring. See them at 27th of July, 2016
#Seagull is a project of freedom, finding oneself, about life after death and love conquering death.
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
This is Tver Quarry near the city of Tver, Russia.
The Nikon company is working on educational spot with Viktor and they needed some underwater scene. The closest site with water transparent enough was Tver Quarry.
Viktor had found this was a great opportunity to test his new Nikon D4s in his new Subal housing
and asked freediver Igor Azhykin to come over and be his model.
Now you see the result.