Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • Ksenia
    Ksenia

    A few months ago my fellow in the studio bought a very useful item: a plate with honeycombs and curtains. Now I just don’t get how we’ve lived without it.

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  • Lada. Sequel.
    Lada. Sequel.

    One more shoot from our «last» photo session with Lada. You can take a look at some of the other shoots right here.

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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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  • Loksa
    Loksa

    Decided to share with a couple of photos made on a shipyard plant in a town called Loksa. The client says that the calendar will be ready soon.

    Model: Aljona Shmeljova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Maria Suvorova
    Retouche: Jekaterina Kaidalova

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  • Versions
    Versions

    As practice shows, there is no final version of a stock photo. Some of the images in my portfolio can be found in 3, 5 or even more variations on Shutterstock. To begin with, I personally think that images isolated on white (or any other solid color) are not considered to be as a final product. It all depends on the photo, but if it is about the „classic“ stock, then this is the way it is. Therefore, my hands are getting itchy after some time.

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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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  • ...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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  • Ksenia
    Ksenia
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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • About us

    Photographer
    Working with fashion, commercial and stock photography.
    Languages: english, russian, estonian.
    Location: Tallinn / Estonia

    Additional information and portfolio: www.shmeljov.com
    Casting information: info[at]shmeljov.com
    GSM: +372 555 90 469
    E-mail: maksim[at]shmeljov.com

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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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  • Diana
    Diana

    As far as I remebmer the photo shoot came out quite funny. I was almost done shooting when I realized that I have shot everything in .jpg and for some reason in the lowest quality. I had to make it all over again.

    Model: Diana K

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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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  • Anastassia
    Anastassia
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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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  • 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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  • Miss Garage archives
    Miss Garage archives

    Only a few (besides those who were involved in the process) knew that at the beginning or in the end of each photo session of the Miss Garage project I've also made some shots with Aljona. Lena Rudi, who was once the cameraman of one of the episodes thought that Aljona was one of the contestants. This particular image was made during the work on the third episode of the reality show, which was about military.

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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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  • Outlines
    Outlines

    Backlight is a very powerful tool in the art of photography. It often happens that just a simple flash settled from the right angle can show much more than a whole pack of monoblocks.

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