Stas Medvedev

Stas Medvedev

St.-Petersburg, Russian Federation

I began taking pictures of plants in 1991 using Smena 8M, and have changed several cameras since then — which naturally led to the photo quality change. My plant-related hobby is rooted in my pioneer childhood. At those times it was a kind of tradition to junk paper for recycling, and sometimes genuine pearls could be found in those heaps.

Thus one day I came across a true phenomenon of the Soviet press — “Aмерика Illustrated” magazine with bright photos of a Yellowstone National Park in the USA and a lot of flora representatives. Though it was twenty years ago, those pictures carved in my memory became an example for me, and most likely it is this magazine that I owe my “macroflower” hobby to.

Plants are very interesting creatures, they are so various, they provide food for thought not only to photographers but to architects as well: for example, flower towers, art nouveau with its ornaments is just a brilliant style …

  • Joined: March 2010
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