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SLAVA DERYUGA
New York, New York - United States


, Oak Creek Bank, Landscape, $525
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Artist Statement

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. Ernest Hemingway Someone once said that creating a sculpture is easy: just take a piece of marble and cut away all the parts you donít want. I could say the same about photography: take a hundred shots, throw away the ones you donít want and crop out the parts you donít want from the few shots that are left. It sounds simple, and anyone could do this, but not everyone would get good results. The key to success is having artistic vision or taste. That is what makes a photographer able to choose one subject over another and select which shots to keep. My vision is the result of more than thirty years of observing nature and great works of art, reading and thinking about art, painting, as well as taking and analyzing photographs. My photographs are generally unposed and unstaged and make use of natural lighting. In taking them I follow my vision, my instincts Ė I go by what feels right. In image processing, on the other hand, I am strictly rational. I contemplate every step, clearly understanding laws of optics, algorithms of image processing software, and characteristics of human perception. This way my knowledge of science contributes to making a material picture close to the image I have in my mind. My ambitious goal is to make every picture true to nature, and in ...

Original Artworks (5)

Slava Deryuga, Peak , 2009, Original Photography Color,    inches
Slava Deryuga
Original Color Photograph, 2009
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Slava Deryuga, Double Arch, 2003, Original Photography Color,    inches
Slava Deryuga
Original Color Photograph, 2003
12 x 17 inches (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
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Slava Deryuga, Beauty of Decay, 2003, Original Photography Color,    inches
Slava Deryuga
Original Color Photograph, 2003
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Slava Deryuga, Oak Creek, 2003, Original Photography Color,    inches
Slava Deryuga
Original Color Photograph, 2003
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Slava Deryuga, Oak Creek Bank, 2003, Original Photography Color,    inches
Slava Deryuga
Original Color Photograph, 2003
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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