Photographer. Russia

The Gallery of Modern Art “OkNo” presented the ural amenities from a bird’s-eye view

Maksim Tarasov’s personal exhibition of aerophotography is available for viewing in The Gallery of Modern Art “OkNo” until May, 31th 2016.

“The Eye” of nature

– Can you see penguins?

– Yes… And where is it?

– It is a massif in the Taganay (so called “stone river” in Chelyabinsk region, Russia. – Note of the author.)

On the absolutely white wall in the center hangs a photograph, size 76×150 cm. The picture shows white snowdrifts, casting dark-blue shadows in a sunny winter day and black figures, looking like penguins. The photo was made from above, from the height of a few hundred metres. At first sight, especially watching from one side, it looks like a flock of walking penguins. But it isn’t so. This is Taganay national park.

Chelyabinsk photographer Maksim Tarasov was carried away by drone photography last year although he has been engaged in photography for 8 years and the last 2 of them – in a professional way. Drone, or copter, is an unmanned radio-controlled aircraft moving in the air like a helicopter (copter is a shortening word for “helicopter”). A drone is operated by a control panel and can fly in the air. A cameraman remains on the ground and sees the picture from the camera set on the drone. Thereby he can “fly” far away from the earth. The greatest height reached by Max Tarasov’s drone was 500 metres.

We must add that in 2015 Maksim Tarasov’s photo “Eye” made above lake Turgoyak was awarded with the first place in the nomination “Beauty” at the International contest of airview photographs and also was appreciated as one of the TOP-10 best photographs by the version of photocommunity Dronestagram. One more work of the Chelyabinsk photographer reached the final of the International contest of photographs in Kuwait. Continue reading ›

Max. 500 m
Aerial photography
16 – 31 of May 2016
The significance of the landscape in the history of art culture has been changing dramatically. Starting from a secondary role, it consistently takes a leading position becoming not only a main character but also an epic creative energy which is giving inspiration. Artists were attracted by inclusiveness of nature, its variability and specific character. In the beginning of the 20th century abstractionists, in their trying to find new forms of art, were denying to use natural scenes, sincerely thinking that to abstract from nature is the best way of a pure experiment and “non-imitation” of nature was considered to be a truly free art. It followed that natural and abstractive were believed to be opposing phenomena, mutually denying. But how wrong they were – it turns out that everything is about a vantage point.

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