Maksim Shmeljov photography

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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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  • INK STUDIO
    INK STUDIO

    Puuvilla 19a, Tallinn

    Studio size:
    - Total area: 150 m².
    - Filming area: 100 m².
    - Cyclorama area: 25 m².
    - Studio length: 12 m, width: 8,5 m.
    - Room height: 3,5 m.

    In addition:
    - You may use the texture walls (metal, concrete, plaster texture), backgrounds with wallpapers and vintage wooden floors.
    - Free parking with security.
    - Large windows.
    - You may rent different studio items.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ...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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stylish
    Stylish

    This photo was made during the filming of the 6-th episode of the reality show "Miss Garage 2011".

    Midel: Aljona Tsikunova
    Makeup: Aljona Tsikunova
    Hair: Nina Ljubimova

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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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  • Exclusive
    Exclusive

    Images from this photo session are not going to appear on the photo stocks. The only place where there will be something more from this particular set is my own website.

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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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  • Material evolution
    Material evolution

    As I've already many times said, I don't think about digital images as a final product. Any digital photo which is in my computer is considered to be as a raw material, no matter how complex was it's post manipulation. Therefore I seldom return to the final material and either finish it or remake it.

    This particular image wasn't an exception. If someone is interested, the work was done in several steps.

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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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  • Xenia
    Xenia

    Yet another photo session made without preliminary casting.

    Model: Xenia
    MUAH: Anna Baranova

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  • Nothing extra
    Nothing extra

    I enjoy very much making photos, that have absolutely no excess. No complicated decorations, designer clothes or mad makeup: only the model and space, covered with light.

    Model: Aljona Tsikunova
    MUAH: Aljona Tsikunova

    You can explore the entire photo session at once and buy these shoots in high quality on shutterstock.

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  • Summer stuff
    Summer stuff

    Starting to retouch and publish the summer material. As usually, seasons on photostocks start at least a few months earlier.

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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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