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Old 03-15-2006, 06:34 PM
maciekda maciekda is offline
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Default Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

I browse portfolios of photographers on www.lightstalkers.org quite often - just to go back to the Earth, a long way to go...

anyway, if you like 'magnum like' stuff you have to see photos of this guy, one word - fantastic.
his compositions are many times more complex than those by Alex Webb and the moments he captures are brilliant.

www.maximishin.com. go to Portfolio section and enjoy.

one of my favs - here.
i wonder whether he has applied to Magnum already.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

and he won one of categories in World Press Photo 2005
here
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

I browse portfolios of photographers on www.lightstalkers.org quite often - just to go back to the Earth, a long way to go...
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ha ha ha, you are right TE is a great ego booster, but one must be carefull not to look at other photography sites, ego may get damaged lol.

I also browse lightstalkers fairly often, some great stuff over there. Thanks for the link.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

quality photos, just amazing, thanks for sharing that maciej

i had a look at 'goa in blue' and 'dead season, cannes' and they were all brilliant photos..
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

The picture in the fountain in Chechnya (on Lightstalkers) is fabulous. I couldn't access his homepage though for some reason.

I have to do more browsing on Lightstalkers. You're a member, right? Do you get good critical feedback there? I really want to push myself more.
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Old 05-27-2006, 04:22 AM
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Default Re: Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

Thanks, Maciej. Very good, but nothing you could not match, if you did not have a day job and could really work on assignment. The context of many shots is not extremely powerful, given that type of photography, and i am dubious of relying on richness or complexity of graphism and assemblage ( of people here and there) that is not strongly underlined by the context (which Webb's Haiti "choreography" does provide powerfully).

The shots in church had everything going, but then the religiosity of people in such places can be scooped up for the asking. I notice that the simplest shots (boy, Annan, Putin's is half-baked, here lacking complexity) are merely descriptive, very much a day's workload, as portraits go. Also, compared to the complexity of images, spatially, some of the symbolism is getting trite (boy with a gun) and pushed on the viewer by simple association (innocence at risk, or gone) rather than having us look a bit deeper at the image . I would love to hear about contemporary photo-journalism from guys who simplify all in the picture, and get that sense of the momentous happening. So much nowadays is coming out of complexity of the elements.

Now, again, this said in the context of good, vibramt photography, not putting the guy lower than that.

Thanks very much for dishing such stuff, which provokes our reaction and thinking. I often come to this section to see what Maciej has found again!...
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:01 AM
Furachan Furachan is offline
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Default Re: Sergey Maximishin (found on Lightstalkers.org)

Yes, he's good, Maciej, and sometimes outstandingly so (the fountain shot, asbolutely). At other times he is quite ordinary, which I find a bit disturbing (like the reproductions of socialist paintings of Korean women...anyone of us could do that with our eyes closed!), but encouraging too...if you know what I mean.
I think this is very worthwhile looking at, even if it doesn't always kick you in the guts and make you want to throw away your cam (like Webb's stuff does).
Fascinating how guys at his level don't select more carefully for their portfolio, I mean some of the shots in there belong in a tray somewhere while others shine very bright.
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Old 06-08-2006, 11:26 PM
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