“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life,” (c) Joan Miró.
Needless to say that photography is a special kind of art. It is sensual, deep, and unique. Some photos can make us feel the whole spectrum of emotions.
This is why we have curated a list of iconic photographers from our time, with short descriptions of their style and vision, so you can unearth your new favourite artist.
Alexey was born in 1962 in St. Petersburg. His work was deeply influenced by the avant-garde artists, especially the projects of Alexander Rodchenko and Kazimir Malevich. At the age of fifteen Titarenko became the youngest member of the independent photo club Mirror and graduated with honours from the prestigious cinematographic and photographic art faculty, The Leningrad Institute of Culture.
Titarenko’s second most important source of inspiration was his hometown, St. Petersburg. The every-day life of ordinary people, the roads and the architecture of the streets were reflected in his work. The “City of Shadows” remains his most iconic piece, where he created the perception of frozen time using a long exposure lens. Shadows blend with the image of the city, capturing the troubled atmosphere of the early 1990s in St. Peterburg.
Madrid-born Jose Maria Rodriguez Mados, better known as Chema Mados, is best known for his black and white surrealist photographs.
Madoz says that he does not just create photographs, but “musical poetry”, and it’s hard to disagree with this. Using familiar, everyday objects, Chema Madoz creates psychedelic, visually powerful images with unique personality and poetic power. His images go beyond surrealism and abstraction, they are pure visual metaphors.
Iurie Belegurschie is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer. Originally from Moldova, Iurie moved to Reykjavik in 2006. He also founded a creative workshop for travel photography.
His stunning nature and landscape photographs have been published and put on display all over the world in a number of leading publications and exhibitions.
All his photos are masterpieces of landscape photography and capture the many wonders Iceland has to offer.