Igor Amelkovich lives and works in Chelyabinsk in the southern Ural in Russia. He studied radio technology at the South Ural State University and did his military service in the Soviet army near Vladivostok in the late 1980s.
With photography he began in 1999. He is self-taught and has previously held no camera in his hand. His images arise analog in medium format with Hasselblad 503CW and Carl Zeiss lenses. This technique he wants to continue faithful in spite of the digital variety, because it requires a steady approach to photograph due to their weight. His motto: just use the technique at each step, which ensures the best results. The medium format requires a different way to the screen layout. In addition to the camera, he often used for studio-work only one light source in order to set a model for his ideas in the scene.
Artistically he has two priorities: landscape photography and nude art photography. Nude in nature and in connection with industrial technology are his preferred motifs in addition to some studio sets. Particularly in the erotic photography working methods are important in order to achieve results stylish. So he sets outdoors more flashes or uses pulsed light to achieve his desired effects. Not Photoshop is his element of design but the perfect knowledge and mastery of the lighting situation.
For him, a woman is concentrated beauty of nature. He loves to work with self-confident women and capture their beauty. For him, a woman must be interested to be photographed and to engaged in the fascinating and interesting process of image processing. For this reason, he prefers to photograph with women of his acquaintance - his
first model was his own wife Tanya. Therefore he special thanks to his models, who are the co-authors of his works and of which there are no photos from other photographers. In his book "Land of Erotic Beauty" many works from the period 2002-2011 can be seen.
His works have received numerous awards in regional and international exhibitions.
Some of his work you can buy as limited edtion on baryta-paper or as print on aludibond behind acrylic-glass at eroticARTist.