Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin talks about the world’s first under ice photo exhibition “Until the Ice Melts”, which had been exhibited under the ice of the White Sea in February-April 2019. How the idea had been born, what difficulties had to be encountered in the process of its implementation, the author says.
Nikon School posted a video in which Viktor Lyagushkin tells about the new AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15 / 3,5-4,5 E ED – those lens which made possible recent White Sea series and the project Until the ice melts.
Filming, script and direction – Bogdana Vashchenko.
“This is the best interview in my life,” photographer Viktor Lyagushkin defined the work of Ivan Survillo, one of the brightest stars of modern Russian journalism.
All Russian-language Internet is delighted with these interviews – very long, but so interesting that it is impossible to break away. Ivan asks his interlocutors the most ordinary simple questions: “What do you read?”, “When did you last cry?” and so on, and we see how the personality of the respondents reveals, even through the hard and thick shells of celebrity masks.
According to Viktor, it’s impossible to say that Ivan Survillo somehow emotionally colors the conversation, but you feel very comfortable with him, and you really want to give a sincere answer.
Angel & Devil of the White Sea is the main material of the 15th issue of HEINZ magazine #15. 19 spreads is a record size even for an online edition. Plus cover! Text: Bogdana Vashchenko, photo: Viktor Lyagushkin.
A large article about cave diving and Orda cave in the Urals in the magazine L’OFFICIEL VOYAGE №25 for July-August 2019. What it is like to dive into the water-filled caves, why it attracts scuba-divers, what professionals do there and how to master this unusual skill.
Photo by Viktor Lyagushkin
Reportage in the National Geographic Russia for June 2019 tells what it takes to create new underwtaer shots in the Arctic conditions. A lot of photos from our trip to the White Sea in 2018. And warm words from the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Andrei Palamarchuk to Viktor Lyagushkin in the editor’s word to reader on the first page warm the heart. Thank you, Andrew, very nice!
A small but very interesting material in the May 2019 issue of Scuba Diving Magazine about underwater yoga. Parables from Andrei Sidersky, asanas demonstrated by Nikolai Gulevich. Photo: Viktor Lyagushkin.
My feature story for National Geographic Georgia, illustrated with Viktor Lyagushkin’s photography, about the Black Sea dolphins and dedicated scientists. During the work on the material I was deeply impressed with Professor Natia Kopaliani from Elias University in Tbilisi, who heads the program for studying and counting marine mammals of the Black Sea. There are only seven people in her group, but they manage with a huge amount of work: this includes counting dolphins and analysis of tissues of dead sea mammals for dangerous viruses and genetic analysis, assessing the diet of dolphins based on fish otoliths found in their stomachs, a lot of samples and so on. And finally, accurate and literate work with the obtained data, which then builds the most interesting scientific publications.
The work of the group made such an impression on me that I changed my original idea to devote an article to Black Sea dwellers only, shifting the emphasis to the work of scientists.
One of my best stories of all time in the American magazine Scuba Diving for May 2019 with photography by Viktor Lyagushkin. It tells about the White Sea, the Arctic Circle, diving under ice and the spirit of adventure.
Many thanks to Mary Frances Emmons for gentle editing and attention to the smallest details.