Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • Losing a job opened up a new perspective, but I had to work really hard
    Losing a job opened up a new perspective, but I had to work really hard

    So, in the spring of 2009 I found myself feeling rich. I had a studio, lots of models and a considerable income on my hands. All in all, it gave me a really magical feeling, like anything was possible for me.

    But all things come to an end.

    At first, we didn’t get our salary for a couple of weeks at the newspaper, and then, one morning our director gathered the creative team and announced that our services will no longer be needed because the newspaper doesn’t exist anymore.

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  • How I found myself feeling quite rich
    How I found myself feeling quite rich

    I had the idea of moving my photography-related activities to a designated space for a long time, really. I think that’s understandable. I’m sure most of you would agree that having to shoot late at night, spend an hour on setting up your workspace and then half of this time on putting everything away sounds exciting only at first. Afterwards you would much rather spend this time on something more pleasant like having a cup of coffee or smoking a cigarette.

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  • Crop tool ©
    Crop tool ©

    Crop tool is a really handy instrument. Sometimes it's just enough to take a photo and cut a part of it and that's it: a normal level selling photo is now almost a bestseller.

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  • Linde accessories
    Linde accessories

    Model: Kristina Kuzmina
    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Accessories by LINDE

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  • Beach stuff
    Beach stuff

    Recently I was checking the 2012 summer material. I’ve discovered a couple of photos where the flash didn’t worked correctly. At first I’ve thought that it was a complete failure, but still tried to repair. The result came out as good as with the flash.

    Model: Olga Krylova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Keila-Joa 2013
    Keila-Joa 2013

    An old tradition of ours states that during each summer a specific photoshoot on the Keila Joa waterfall must be executed. Tatjana was our model for this year.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Happy birthday, Kelly Illak!
    Happy birthday, Kelly Illak!

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Model: Kelly Illak
    Clothes: Olga Bykova
    INK Studio

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  • New photo shoot - Health and beauty with Aljona
    New photo shoot - Health and beauty with Aljona

    Every artist is dreaming to find his own muse. You can spend your whole life searching for and still remain without her. I got lucky.

    Make-up: Anna Baranova

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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Ordinary practice: wanted to test some of the Photoshop instruments, which I practically didn't use so far. As a result I've spent a couple of hours.

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  • Waiting for the summer
    Waiting for the summer

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Makeup: Aljona shmeljova

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  • Anna Jastremskaja
    Anna Jastremskaja

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Model: Anna Jastremskaja
    Clothes: Anastassija Balak

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  • ...It all began in a newspaper, with my reports on the Bronze Soldier monument...
    ...It all began in a newspaper, with my reports on the Bronze Soldier monument...

    My Dear Reader: You are probably wondering, who I am and why am I writing this. Well, the name is Max Shmeljov and for the past six years I have been working as a photographer. For more than a half of this time, photography has been my main line of work and primary source of income.

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  • Crystal dust swimsuits photo session
    Crystal dust swimsuits photo session

    Models: Olga Krylova & Jekaterina Bulgarina
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Photo and retouching: Maksim Shmeljov
    http://www.crystaldust.com

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  • Rozali
    Rozali

    During the last year i've also had a chance to work with a talented designer Rozali Parlakyan. In this photosession she also participated as a model.

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  • Teaser from our new photo studio
    Teaser from our new photo studio

    More information coming soon.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Irina Sokolova
    Model: Elena St

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  • Our new photo studio will open soon
    Our new photo studio will open soon

    Information regarding the studio and renting terms will be published in the near future.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Irina Sokolova
    Model: Olga Krõlova
    Accessories by LINDE

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  • One more photo from our new studio
    One more photo from our new studio

    More information about rent coming up next week.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Irina Sokolova
    Model: Elena Stadnichenko

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  • MAKEUP YOURSELF 29.11.2015
    MAKEUP YOURSELF 29.11.2015

    Мастер-класс от визажиста Алены Шмелевой

    Этот мастер-класс предназначен для тех, кто ограничен по времени, но хочет делать отличный макияж для себя самостоятельно.

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  • Portfolio 2012-2015
    Portfolio 2012-2015

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • INK Studio
    INK Studio

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Oksana Linde
    Model: Lada Petrovits
    INK Studio

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