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(Рус) Творческая встреча с Сергеем Корзюком. Проект Мобилография. Финисаж выставки. Тема встречи: «Может ли мобилография конкурировать с фотоцифрой и аналогом".
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Peshkov Vladimir

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Vladimir Peshkov considers the graduation from  the Institute of Aviation Instrument making as a start of his creative biography, when the future photographer participated in the tests for heavy transport aircraft: “I ​​was struck by views that I had seen lying on the glass in the cockpit of the aircraft  AN- 10. “At that time I knew nothing about photography, but the navigator gave me an old “FED” (soviet photo camera) and I began making shots of places that struck my imagination. The result is a sophisticated series of  photos of the Caucasus mountains,  Elbrus, Black Sea, Crimea, the Siberian  forests “

Having spent three years at the Research Institute after graduation,  Vladmir returned to  Institute of Aviation Instrument making and  having “nothing better to do”, he  enrolled in post-graduation course, and wrote his  thesis without much trouble.

Gradually,  Peshkov understood that that was not what he wanted, and before the  presentation of thesis, he decided to quit. At the same time, his friend introduced Vladimir Peshkov to a famous  photographer Oleg Bakharev, whom Vladimir considers   as his teacher, inspirer, a guru.

 

Vladimir Peshkov became Oleg Bakharev’s student.Vladimir showed his photos at the Theatre on Mohovaya street and was immediately employed as photographer. He worked there for several years.

 

After some time,  Peshkov was introduced to  famous director Efim Padua, who invited Vladimir to work in  his theatre, where he photographed all the performances, including those that were set by famous director Lev Dodin.

Working in the theatre is a totally different world, but photographer was always looking for something new. At some point, Vladimir began to work at the Hermitage Museum, but not as a  photographer, but  as an electrician. This job gave him a lot of free time : day and night, he walked freely on the roofs, attics, and spent hours at the Hermitage Library. At the same time he  began to play the flute  and played at night in the Halls of Hermitage.

When a cultural centre “Free Culture” on 10  Pushkinskaya street,  was formed, Peshkov was invited in the group of artists called “Friends.” At that  time he lived in a wonderful creative environment  where artists organized their studios. While a civilized group of people such as artists occupied the house there were no homeless people and no fires. Artists had built their  workshops, to maintain the house until the time when it could be repaired.

At the same time  Peshkov started to receive regular invitations to exhibit in the West, giving  Peshkov a chance to see  the world and taste the freedom of an artist who were  able to do what they want, and  not what was ordered: “And this is happiness. There is nothing higher than freedom of creativity and expression without constraint. “

 

Vladimir Peshkov never thought of  going to  the West. While dealing with emigrants, first of all he  saw that not all of them were able to adapt to a new  life, many have gradually come back. And secondly,  most of  those who  ran away, in general, were looking not as  much for  freedom, but for a  better life. Everyone knew that there are higher standard of living and more benefits than you could earn by  backbreaking labour at home. Peshkov had  little faith  that artists has gone to the  West to seek freedom. “Volunteering to go to the West – it is always a commercial point. If you want to create- create! Another thing is if you are going to be exhibited or not. But you can create for yourself as long as you want.

“Simply display the reality around people – that was my main concern. What is important to me  is  talent, spirituality, sincerity – that what is in the centre of   my creative vision. From those whom I  shot, some remained true spiritual creators, but  some of them turned into  trained poodles, but it is their choice. “

When Peshkov  was invited to exhibit in the West, his works were sold in Germany, France, Sweden and Finland. Photographer spent money as usual: to buy good equipment and lenses.

The problem of the author’s invaluable at home that still there is no photographic culture, there are not  many  people who understand and accept the photography on a par with other fine arts. People with money are willing to invest only in what is already known, already attained, “estimated”. But the new wave is growing, such artists as Irina Dudina represent this new wave and let’s hope it will rise and gain prosperity!

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