My name is Valerii Tkachenko. I’m the member of RPS (Royal photographic society) England and APA (American photographic artists) USA. My works were exhibited in Vienna showcase (Austria), London Photo Festival, Agora gallery (New York), Gallery360 ( Florence) and other.I’m a city landscape fine art photographer living in Kiev, Ukraine.
I have always liked taking pictures from childhood and admired the classic photographers like Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz and Chinese artist Dong Hong-Oai. I took it all a little more seriously since February 2008 when I gave up my point and shoot camera for one that gave my creativity a little more freedom. I began to experiment in ways to translate that impressionistic style of art into photography more closely emulate the traditional Chinese style, added calligraphy and modeled a ancient style in my travel urban photographs.
A camera creates an historical document. Granted, not all history is visually interesting. My efforts are to artistically document the historical aspect of common life and the good in life. I want viewers to feel they are looking at a moment that was spared from its destiny as an unrecorded memory, and to do it in a way that is pleasing to look at. I also want the scene to produce an emotional response in others like it did for me.
The spectator, who has these photographs, probably will feel the presence effect and the desire to hold a look at these pictures a little longer. It takes only a few minutes to dive into the magical world of these photos, and you will feel great relief from the burden of modern consant urban pressure. Perhaps in these landscapes, you can find a non-standard solution that will bring your business to the top? Who knows, maybe this is your door to a wonderland…