Yuri Shalimov

from Russia

I became an professional photographer at the age of 30.

Apparently in my case it was something like a cure for a middle age crisis. It helped indeed and my life filled with new meaning. For me it was always an axiom that the photograph should be beatiful. At first my criteria of beauty were vague, but the deeper I dived in photography the more certain and clear it became.

For me photography is my own way of finding beauty.

When the shutter is released several components of a good shot should be in sync: my emotional state, plastic of model and of course light.

These days our world is overcomplicated and overloaded with different useless stuff, so I try to be as minimalistic as possible, leaving only the pure naked body in the frame.

For me nakedness is one of the most powerful symbols of harmony and openness to the world.

What inspires me – is the art of antiquity, time when interconnection between nature and people has not been lost. My work revolves around beauty, grace and power – those three timeless treasures. When I shoot, I make a kind of research for harmony. I search for postures, which are most expressive in terms of emotional and physical state for these very model at the given moment, which leads to the sense of harmony and unity in the final image. In couple shots my aim is to show the interaction of the feminine and the masculine, the ing and the yang.

Awards

Awards More than 25 medals in different photo contests, include:

  •  Gold medal on International Photography Awards Russia 2015, “Nude” category.
  •   Silver medal on International Photography Awards Russia 2015, “Fine Art” category.
  •  First place on Neutral Density Photography Awards 2015, Nude category.
  •  First place on International Photographer of the Year Awards 2015, Fine Art: Nudes category.
  •  Winner of Black & White Single Image Contest 2015,section “Nude”.
  •  2nd Prize on International Photography Contest “Monochrome Photography Awards 2014” in Amateur Nude Category
  •  Se2cond place on Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 015, Fine Art-Nudes category.
  • Category Award on PhotoShoot Awards NUDE 2016 (Canada), category “Conceptual (Studio)”
  •  Category Award on PhotoShoot Awards NUDE 2015 (Canada), category “Academic Nude” * Category Award on PhotoShoot Awards NUDE 2015 (Canada), category “Duet”
  •  FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) Gold Medal, section “Nude”. International Salon Open-Air Photo Award 2015 (Chech Republic)
  •  FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) Gold Medal, section “Nude”. Spring Fotosalon BARDAF 2014
  •  PSA (Photographic Society of America) Gold Medal, section “Nude”. International Salon of Digital Photography “Exposed 2013”  

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