Posts Tagged ‘ Russian ’

Tali Rutman’s Photography.

Russia may be on America’s radar for some ugly reasons, but it’s on ours for some beautiful ones.  Photographer Tali Rutman has an incredible collection of photos, featuring a model painted with replicas of amazing abstract paintings.

Ilya Blinov’s Amazing Fashion Photography.

Ilya Blinov is an incredibly talented photographer based in Russia.  From fashion, portraits, beauty, and commercials he has been working as fashion stylist for about 10 years in Milan, Italy and Moscow, Russia. This former tutor of Fashion Styling courses at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he works to find a delicate beauty and vivid expressions.  You can see much more of his work here.

Everyday is Hump Day for Fedor Shmidt

Lily Ermak

Lilia Ermak, or as she’s more popularly known, Lily Ermak, is a stunning case of the internet or the universe plopping down evidence that the feminine physique is something to be worshipped. We actually know very little about this 8th Wonder of the World other than she resides in Russia, and is (unfortunately for us) married. She described herself as “Young mother, wife, model, blogger.”

Check her out below.


Irina Shayk

This Russian model sure knows how to rock a bikini; she’s been heating up the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition since 2007, including a 2011 turn on the cover. But it was her 2014 July/August Maxim cover that brought us to our knees.

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk (born January 6, 1986), sometimes credited as Irina Sheik (Russian: Ирина Шейк),born Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova (Russian: Ирина Валерьевна Шайхлисламова), is a Russian model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2015. She was the cover model for the 2011 issue.

Shayk modeled the Armani Exchange spring/summer 2010 campaign.She also starred in Kanye West’s “Power”, directed by artist Marco Brambilla.She was on the cover of Ocean Drive and GQ South Africa for the August issue.She ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine.

She made a change from swimwear to high fashion with a spread in Spain’s Harper’s Bazaar and landed the cover of Elle Spain for their November 2010 issue. Glamour Spain awarded her “Best International Model of 2010”.(Spanish: Mejor Modelo Internacional).At the end of the year she was pictured nude in the GQ Spain December issue; however, she claimed that she had not stripped for the photoshoot, and that the magazine had digitally altered the images to remove her lingerie

The Disruption In Ukraine Yields Some Beautiful Photography.

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With friction between Russia and the Ukrainian approaching a climax, media attention is focusing more on places like Crimea and Kiev.  Ukraine is in turmoil after its bloodiest week in decades. Days of deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and police have culminated in parliament voting to oust President Viktor Yanukovych.

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The protests broke out after President Yanukovych’s government rejected a far-reaching accord with the European Union in November 2013 in favor of stronger ties with Russia. Thousands of people, outraged that a long-standing aspiration for integration with Europe had been ditched overnight, poured into central Kiev for peaceful protests. They have occupied Independence Square, known as Maidan, ever since.

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Siberian Tundra Twerking?

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When you think of Russia, you don’t think of masterful twerking. However, this video could very well change your outlook. It’s a girl who has obviously mastered the art of the twerk. With Tyga’s “Rack City” playing in the background, she pulled off some noteworth booty shaking moves.

Meet A Man Follows Girlfriend All Around The World

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What started as a photographer trying to capture as much as he could while traveling while his girlfriend pulled him along has now become an internet sensation. Russian producer Murad Osmann and his gorgeous girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, have been traveling the world together for quite some time. Beginning in Barcelona in September of 2011, Osmann started labeling his Instagram photospictures “Follow me” where he takes beautiful pictures of his girlfriend pulling his arm through exotic and familiar locations around the world. In the small breaks between his busy work schedule, the jet-setting lovebirds have travelled to Singapore, Bali, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, England, and China and continue to document their journeys.

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Levitating Wireless Computer Mouse

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Russian designer Vadim Kibardin bothered about carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve dysfunction / entrapment) that occurs with long-term use of computer mouse and developed the “BAT” – the levitating wireless computer mouse. It consists of a floating navigator and magnetic base ring. As any active computer users can be prone to this ailment, the system aims to eliminate numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers caused from over exposure to a mouse by elevating the controls to an ergonomic position.

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Flame Shapes by Pol Tergejst

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The most interesting artworks are artworks combining ordinary items and the art itself. Like the following artworks of Russian photographer Pol Tergejst. He uses flame shapes to create some kind of flame-shape paintings, he composes different images of them. In this post you will see small part of his artworks where he tried to be creative and use the flames, burned matches, and smoke in order to create unique artworks.

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The Living Calendar.

The Living Concept 2009 was created specially for project What separates this calendar from your traditional fair is the ability to show weeks, months, holidays, and time all at a glance. A large hand shows a current day (and month too), thus doing a complete turn during 365 days. A little hand shows the current day of week (and current hour) and accordingly does a complete turn for 7 days. It seems totally overwhelming to try and read everything together but that’s only half the story. You can buy one of these mechanical calendars mid December for, wait for it. . . $94,950.

Spectacular Surrealistic Paintings.

Russian artist Vladimir Kush was born in Moscow and is a surrealist painter and sculptor. He defines his art as metaphorical realism instead surrealism. His paintings are fascinated by fantasy stories. His paintings looks like influenced by Salvador Dali.

Den Yakovlev.

As a victim of a crappy tattoo, (its a sh*tty half sleeve on my left side I got done in high school, so) I know what it’s like to look for quality in a tattoo artist.  Russian artist Den Yakovlev has tattooed so many people with realistic and detailed body art. His sleeve work is simply stunning to behold.  Check the method below.

I’m Not Drunk, I’m Just Doing My Yoga.

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The Orda Cave.

Russian divers working on Orda Cave Awareness Project have revealed a set of unseen pictures of the world’s longest underwater cave.  Located near Orda village in Perm region, Ural, Orda Cave is also the biggest underwater gypsum crystal cave in the world and second in Eurasia in terms of volumes of its galleries that stretch up to five kilometers. Famous underwater photographer, journalist and dive-instructor Victor Lyagushkin led the team of cave divers and took stunning images of the cave at less than zero degree temperature.  “There is extremely low water temperature, about 3C and 20C below zero on surface. Under these circumstances shooting became very challenging,” Lyagushkin said.  The location of the cave in Ural region, which is known for rich mineral deposits in Russia, may be linked to the gypsum content in Orda Cave, which has transparent water because of the mineral.  A water wonder, a natural wonder and a natural monument of Russia, Orda Cave has been the focus of cave excursions recently.  Here are a few unique pictures of Orda Cave taken by Victor Lyagushkin during numerous expeditions.

Lyubomir Sergeev’s Affect Media Campaign.

Bulgarian photographer Lyubomir Sergeev seems to come with consistent heat when it comes to his photography.  The set of photos in this post are all in a campaign for a company named Affect Media.  Each shot is a creepy contradiction (i.e. Nun with Gun) and is masterfully composed down to the tiniest details, (like the tattoo’s on the ballerina-man’s legs).  This collection is definitely one that I look at over and over again, and constantly find new subtleties that slipped my eye before.  I wish I could give you more info on Lyubomir himself… but I don’t speak Bulgarian (yet).


A very interesting vodka bottle design made by Russian designer Artur Shraiber (Артур Шрайбер).  It’s a bit peculiar as to why a Russian would design a Japanese themed bottle, but none the less, the bottle seems like cut in halves with sharp sword of samurai.  And I’m sure the actual vodka is as tasty and delicious as the design.

Victoria M.

Normally the models I come across are established across the world, the hip hop community, or the internet.  Stumbling across the lovely Victoria M, however, proves that you can be stunning while being international in quite a different way.  Born in Siberia (Russia, for those of you who may be less worldly) she has since found herself on the beaches of Miami and has been enjoying it for a little over 5 years.  Her sultry looks, and curvaceous body doesn’t necessarily reflect the style of European fashion community, so when Victoria wound up on South Beach, the masses suggested she try the modeling field, and thank God she did.  

Victoria has danced every style down to stripping, and is extremely athletic.  Being gorgeous is far from her only asset, she claims to be very athletic, a sports fan, and was also an avid swimmer and theater actress in her yester-years.  Her all natural body has her being looked at for Event Promotion, Go-go Dancing, Music Promotion/Music Video work, Glamor, Runway, Print, Fitness, Victoria even says she wouldn’t mind being one of the women who struts around the ring at an MMA fight.  So enjoy the photos, Vicky M is definitely on her way to making waves in the urban modeling industry.