Artist Dmitry Savchenko presents a portfolio of striking and graceful photographs that feature his masterful use of light. Visit his website to see more of his work.
For many years I’ve been trying to connect in my photography women’s beauty and the beauty of light and shadow. For me, the art of photography is like drawing with light. I think that’s the key to photography.
It can be artwork with beautiful women, ballerinas, dancers and actresses set in gorgeous historical places, wonderful palaces and castles with great history and amazing energy. My photography connects past and future and it also travels in and out of time.
All this can be seen, for example, in my large project about the charming beauty of Poland, with all its great history, gorgeous architectural monuments, breathtaking landscapes and cultural richness. You can find my photography of Poland in many galleries and exhibitions all over the world.
One of the best examples of my work from this project is in the Zamoyski Museum in Kozłówka, Poland. In collaboration with the administration of The Zamoyski Museum and the very talented actress and ballerina Natalia Diyakiv, we created unique pictures which show the grandeur and the fascination with Polish historical and cultural heritage.
Using high-key or low-key lighting when I create my photography and contre-jour backlighting, I am able to show in my art the natural beauty of women—the mystery of a woman’s eyes and her body’s grace and prettiness.
You can see pictures from my series “Barcelona,” made in 2015, with the gorgeous model Eva Lunia in the Gothic Quarter where we used a special photographic technique. Not Photoshop or a collage, but a technique created with natural light from the night lanterns and lamps plus flash lighting. It’s a mysterious world of lighting, beauty and centuries-old architecture. Artwork with the title “Form Elegance” from the series “Barcelona” was included in the International exhibition in Marziart Internationale Galerie, on June 26 to July 22, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany.
I have some additional thoughts about ballet. Yes, this is my passion. I am inspired by the wonderful and talented ballerinas from many countries; I have a huge respect for them as well as gratitude for all their hard work.
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