Behind the Provocative Art of Igor Vasiliadis

Posted on December 14, 2011

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Born in Greece and raised in Russia, photographer Igor Vasiliadis began his photo journey at the age of 6 in B/W film.  With over 100 magazine covers under his belt and clients such as Flair (Italy), Spoon (USA), L’Officiel, Gala, Shape, Hello!, L’Optimum, Playboy Int, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Shopping, Men’s Health, Maxim, FHM, Moulin Rouge, Fashion Collection, Sony Playstation, D’Larisand, Claude Montana, Zolla, HighLander, MoneyBack, Nexus, Personage, Eurotrans, Interros, Aqua Bike championship UIM SPES, Russian Olympic Committee, Top 20 Russian Models.  Vasiliadis has been classified in Russia as the Top 10 photographers by “Career” magazine.  Vasiliadis’ Russian exposure to Moscow, which is a gateway to fashion and top models worldwide has helped support his artistic ability to photograph some beautiful and unique subjects, which 250pictures has taken favor to.

Vasiliadis evokes a provocative style, but still maintains an artistic quality to the images we’ve selected for 250pictures.com.  You can really feel the vibrations of the moment through his images.  In Vasiliadis’ own words, “I love old techniques and equipment with long, up to one minute exposures, because it gives time to the soul of my models to come out from deep inside. All vibrations of the body, all temporary emotions and insignificant thoughts reflections are averaged and disappear…All the magic of the real beauty stays and reinforces. Dark tonality, artifacts of drying emulsion and all the mystics brought by silver and cyanides create the world of mystery, covered from our eyes in temporary and momentary world.”

The world that Vasiliadis has captured in his photographs are a true example of art…one that has been shared and communicated so deeply with the audience.  Truly magical pieces and one-of-a-kind.  Vasiliadis shoots directly on blackened silver 8×10 plates activated with cadmium solts contained in emulsion – a procedure that is similar to wet plates used in the mid-nineteenth century, and modified with a technique that is truly his own. Then, they are scanned for large format prints or contact prints on albumen paper.  This process gives us the signature look of Igor Vasiliadis’ pieces.

Vasiliadis shares his thoughts on the images, “Sometimes you see real angel wings in the final image, sometimes you are shivering from seeing succubus… Poisonous vapors of substances used in the process of developing and emulsion ether, change your consciousness to the stage when you see things in a different way. The Future and  the past are visible and are parts of the Same.”

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