Hello and welcome to my website!
I am Ivan Ilarionov and I'm doing landscape photography since 2006. Photography is my way to express the love towards Nature and fulfill my needs to create art. I believe that a photo is a lot more than just catching a nice view. It should bring aesthetic delight to the audience and to influence through mood and atmosphere. Тhese are my goals when going out in the wilderness with a camera in hand, trying to catch its spirit. I like taking photos in weather conditions that correspond to my character and cast of mind – low clouds, mist, rain, and snow. They bring their own unique atmosphere and help in arranging simple and aesthetic designs. Content is important, but what turns a photo into an art piece is the way a photographer interprets the view in front. He has to go deep beyond the obvious, to recognize the unnoticeable things that wait to be discovered and put them into a photo. And this is the driving force that pushes me on my way to learn how to see.
In the website galleries you would find the best of my portfolio during the years. In the oldest ones you will meet with my first love – majestic mountain views that are the reason to take a number of journeys towards few of the most beautiful and impressive mountains – the Dolomites, Torres del Paine, Cerro Torre, Monte Fitz Roy, the Andes in Peru. In my latest works you will also see nice and gorgeous places, but they are presented through my evolving vision of simpler and clearer designs. I am glad I am able to share the beauty of Nature and I hope you will search for it too. The beauty is everywhere around. All we need is to learn how to see it.
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