Magical Connection by Andrey Belkov

7112163467_1ed25ee416_z“ My friendship with Photography started when I was 5 years old. My father gave me a toy film camera and I took my first photo. I didn’t know how to look at it. Father took my camera, opened it, took out a cassette and went away into the darkness. He was a great magician. He could take a film and make a picture. I grew up, the magic became a reality and I learned the great art of developing films and printing pictures in the darkroom. I made many photos for my family. I was sick with photography. I decided to purchase my first serious digital camera in 2005. It was a 300D. New doors opened. I began walking around with the camera in my hand, trying to find interesting things to shoot. I attended a few workshops, learned the basic laws of photography and started creating. I prefer two genres of photography: still life and landscape. If you have a career and would still like some free time of your own, both of them are all you need. There is a magical connection between a photographer and his subject. Subjects speak to him, he speaks back. I guess only through this kind of dialog that a great photograph is born. I have been using Canon 5D mark II with L-lenses and Hasselblad 500CM for some years now. Several photographs, which are most significant to me, were made with both of them. Since 2011, I have been exclusively using all analog equipment. “  Andrey Belkov

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