Svetlana Timofeeva is a member of the Russian Union f art-photographers, the recognized master of a monochrome landscape, and the teacher of photo skill of the St.-Petersburg State University of Arts.
Since 1971 she is engaged in photo. Since 1972 – is the participant and the winner of all-Union and international exhibitions and competitions.
S. Timofeeva speaks: “I have entered into a photo at once, without long as it often happens, «the period of increase» and remain being faithful to a landscape for many years. The most interesting to me in a photo is a moment of fixing the image when I search for a point of shooting, define borders of the staff, and build a composition. In my works I first of all wish to pass the sensations, the perception of the moment I shoot. And in this sense a landscape perhaps is the hardest photographic genre. The temptation to copy the nature is too strong. But as the great Adams has told: “Beauty makes a profit, the nature inspires awe “. The main thing lays in our attitude to the nature. Therefore creating effect of presence and evoking in the spectator a sensation of an alive nature remains the first and perhaps the most difficult task. The question of choosing a point of shooting and the characteristic moment for this or that landscape which expresses its essence is very important to me. The modern landscape often experiences special sympathy to fragmentary vision; it is quite often integrated and detailed. I prefer photographing not a piece of the nature, but an image of the all Earth”.