The term “fresco” is understood to be a letter on the raw limestone base by paints diluted with water or paints having a lime binder (lime mortar, lime water). The calcium oxide hydrate contained in the lime paste and, therefore, in the lime solution, is the main element of this technique, which, entering into a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide in the air, forms calcium carbonate — a transparent vitreous structure that, penetrating the entire layer of soil and paints and forming a thin transparent film on their surface, fixes (cements) both the entire soil and the paint layer of the fresco, which it also protects from weathering. Continue reading
Can you imagine a world without street photography? Think of the legacy that Duano, Cartier-Bresson and the lesser-known pioneers of this genre have left for the future generations to enjoy. We can all play a role in documenting the world around us.
One of the most common concerns associated with taking pictures of street genre is a feeling of invading people’s privacy. This is understandable, but all problems can be solved by following the simple rules of respect.
Remember some of the postulates and you will never have problems when shooting on the street. Continue reading
All historians and ethnographers who studied Russia in the middle of the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the lovers of literature and music of that time, are obliged to Nizhny Novgorod photographer Maxim Petrovich Dmitriev. Few of his contemporaries, colleagues have left so extensive and valuable photo-inheritance.
Dmitriev almost single-handedly laid the foundations of photo-journalism in Russia, he is the ancestor of reportage photography, and in its modern sense. Maxim Petrovich photographed ordinary peasants and laborers, and not just lush processions (although he also worked at the city’s exhibition on the arrival of Nicholas II). The photographer used all the achievements of the progress of that time – large-format cameras, gum arabic, printing on wood and matter.
Maxim Dmitriev was also an outstanding portrait painter. Continue reading