Maksim Shmeljov photography

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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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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Master class in Ohupalu 2013
    Master class in Ohupalu 2013

    The photo was taken during the master class, that was held in a beautiful place called Ohupalu in june 2013. Besides Lena and Tanja there was also another model: Petya, for what we are very thankful.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Olga K
    Olga K

    New teaser from our new studio. Studio booking is available from the 1-st of February. More info and prices coming this week. Booking: info@shmeljov.com.

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

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  • ALENARTIST
    #ALENARTIST

    Алена Шмелева – успешный визажист из Таллинна. В этой индустрии она работает с 2011 года, делая свадебные, вечерние, повседневные, возрастные и любые другие макияжи. Но ее главный конек – это макияжи для фотосъемок. Образы, сделанные Аленой и запечатленные на фото ее мужем Максимом, можно встретить на рекламной продукции по всему миру.

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  • The sea
    The sea

    I don't understand how is it possible to live away from the sea. As for me, it's like living in a house without wondows. Unfortunately it is possible to take pictures on the Baltic sea shores only a few weeks in a year. I am left to draw the sea in Photoshop at the rest of the time.

    Model: Anita
    Makeup: Lidija Malinovskaja

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  • Mixed light
    Mixed light

    Fashion photo shoot, clothes by a young designer from Tallinn - Maria Suvorova. Here we used mixed lights: a portrait plate in the front and two contemporary sources, illuminating the colorful polyethylene and tissues in the back.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Clothes: Maria Suvorova
    Make-up: Aljona Tsikunova
    Hair: Maria Suvorova
    Editing: Maksim Shmeljov

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  • Tatjana
    Tatjana

    During the end of July we've made an interesting experiment with black organza. It took place on one of the most beautiful beaches in Estonia. We are thankful to Tatjana for the patience.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Olga
    Olga

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

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  • Курс по студийной съемке от Максима Шмелева
    Курс по студийной съемке от Максима Шмелева

    Курс по студийной съемке
    Первый урок: 7.02.2017
    Занятия проходят по вторникам
    и четвергам (8 занятий).
    INK Photostudio (Tallinn)

    shmeljov.com/course
    info@shmeljov.com

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  • Elena St
    Elena St

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

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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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  • 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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  • Waiting for the summer
    Waiting for the summer

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Makeup: Aljona shmeljova

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  • Portfolio 2012-2015
    Portfolio 2012-2015

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Summer
    Summer

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • ... and here the flash worked perfectly
    ... and here the flash worked perfectly

    Model: Olga Krylova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Linde accessories
    Linde accessories

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

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  • Baltic jungle
    Baltic jungle

    Five persons, four monoblocks, two batteries, a day of preparation and only a half an hour of shooting. It seems that it was one of the most complicated, but yet interesting photo shoots during the summer of 2012.

    Model: Olesya
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Assistants: Jevgeni Varlamov & Dmitri Korobtsov

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