About Artist | Peter Lik Style | And More
Dear friends! My name is Alexander Vershinin and I am a professional photographer specializing in large-format fine art landscape panoramic photography. I became interested in photography in elementary school, but I started doing it professionally in the early 2000s, when I began to travel a lot around the world. Later, simple tourist trips turned into big photo tours and expeditions, and I began to bring panoramic photographs from different parts of our planet. Over time, this hobby has grown into a profession and I decided to share these shots with you. My works has been selected for the Annual GEO calendar in 2016. Part of the work was bought by Educa - a puzzles manufacturing company and I still find puzzles with my photo arts in different stores around the world. I am a member Member of The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), the International Association of Panoramic Photographers (IAPP), Creative Asia Photo Association and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Peter Lik Similar Prints
The world's most devout art enthusiasts may have noticed a striking similarity between my art and the work of Peter Lik - a renowned Australian photographer perhaps best-known for his panoramic landscape images of nature. I'm happy to confirm these suspicions - some limited edition fine art prints I produce are in a Peter Lik style - one man who has motivated thousands of photographers all around the world! While there are many attributes I admire in Lik, I mainly respect the man's experience and commitment. I'm endlessly passionate about inspiring fellow photographers to level-up their game, and I've always got a piece of advice for beginner photographers similar for Peter Lik, looking to sculpt their own personal style when capturing nature photographs - be your style Peter Lik similar or not. While I do encourage beginners to find inspiration in the photographic masters of our world, I urge you - please never blatantly copy other framed fine art photography. J. Trout, renowned American marketing professional, has shown on multiple occasions that blind copying never works. There's a fine line (yet a huge gap) between taking inspiration from someone and flat-out copying them. Trout's advice is to strive for the prior in today's competitive world - in both business art. I always advise budding photographers to pour their heart and soul into every photograph they produce, keeping the work of masters in mind - without blatantly copying. Audiences never accept clones from imitators. Take Kuindzhi - a prime example. Arkhip Kuindzhi was a world-famous Russian landscape painter (of Greek decent) born in 1842 and passed on in 1910! Kuindzhi completed his world-famous artwork, “Moonlight Night on the Dnieper” back in 1880, after which he produced several of his own copies. Each is considered an original. However, were another artist to make their own copy too, we doubt it would get a 5-star review from critics. No matter how great the art is, it's still an obvious copy that wasn't produced by the original artist. Framed fine art photography like this is normally referred to as a “reproduction” instead. If you want to avoid your work being seen as a reproduction, it's important to find your own style and be original. Trust me - forget about success for a moment and focus on your unique spirit. In my opinion, you should always put passion ahead of profit, doing what makes you happy first - and pursuing what you believe in. The rest, including numbers, will fall into place. Focus first on creativity. Test to find what works and nurture the chemistry between you and your camera. Discover your own shooting techniques, and if you find something new and original, embrace it - the market will go crazy for it! Always show buyers something new that's never been done before - without ignoring the greats, but without copying them either. Start taking your camera with you wherever you go. Because you never know when mother nature will come out to play in all her glory - which usually happens in the most unexpected of places. To view more of my limited edition fine art prints, click here to explore my range of panoramic nature photography today. And remember - use the work of the greats to find your own style, not mimic theirs.
In my work I always put the quality of images at the forefront. I realized that even professional small-format SLR cameras are not suitable for the main task - large format printing of huge size photographs. Sometimes I used the Linhoff Technorama 617s III wide film camera. But at some point I realized that I was not mobile enough and limited due I didn't immediately see the result of my work during shooting. As a result, I switched to the digital 80 megapixels Phase One IQ180, which, without a doubt, immediately helped expand the spectrum of my photography.
I am very pleased that My works are in demand by many galleries and collectors around the world. For now, I have sent my photographs of various formats in 26 countries of the world: ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BAHAMAS, BELGIUM, BRASIL, CANADA, CHILE, COLUMBIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, ISRAEL, ITALY, MEXICO, MONACO, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, THAILAND, UAE, UKRAINE, UNITED KINGDOM and USA. I want to say a special thanks to everyone who chose my work to decorate their own interiors - it is very nice to know that your art has become part of someone's home or office.
Awards And Contests
I still take part in many photo contests. Maybe someone will say that such contests do not bring any profit to the photographers, but they allow you to keep yourself in a professional shape, not to relax and not fall below that the bar you set yourself. Many organizers of photo contests ask to leave my work in order to save them for further exhibitions of nature photos or simply beautiful landscapes. You can check all my awards for the last years.
Continuing the theme of high-quality photos, I drew my attention for the Nevada Art Printers - the best workshop with its own unique printing and mounting technology - Lumachrome. At the moment it is the best technology to create luxury museum quality fine art in the world. And if you really want to get the best solution for yout interior design, then you should pay attention to these works. You can contact the staff of my office and ask any questions you may have. Mail me, call me and choose the best. Warmest regards. Alexander Vershinin.