Egor Shapovalov Finds Light in Darkness Through Eerily Enticing Photos

By: Corinne Guirgis - Published: Oct 11, 2011 • References: egorshapovalov.ru and zeutch
Possessing an element of supernatural mystique, the photographs of Egor Shapovalov are dark, yet irresistibly enticing. With each shot fitting into a greater visual story, his art is cinematic in nature, despite the sinister stillness they possess. The infinite nature of the natural world is a common theme in his work, using gaping bodies of water, grandiose skies and tunnelesque forests as stages for his captures.

The Russian photog has seen incredible success in his native land and around the world, heading up a series of successful exhibitons, multimedia projects and even co-authoring a photo-book. With simple titles like 'Fog,' 'Crow,' and 'Clock' that somehow capture the essence of an entire story, Shapovalov's portfolio speaks volumes of the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words."