My name is Marina Shumakova. I was born and raised in Chelyabinsk, Russia. I graduated from the Chelyabinsk State University, where I work. I teach as Associate Professor in the Department of Theory and History of Art. I specialize in courses devoted to the history of art, aesthetic, ethic and others. I have been photographing enthusiastically during the last 2 years...
I have been photographing enthusiastically during the last 2 years... Now I discovered a way to create an image with a scanner. This is fantastic! This technique attract me as a ability to immerse the image in the special «fog». In this series, I use gel for candles to enhance the feeling of immersion in the misty space. I also use movement to make the image more fantastic. In my view, this is a unique feature of Scanography as art. You can endlessly experiment with movement. I slightly move the main «personage» - for example, flower - after the motion of the scanning beam. The most amazing thing is that you do not know - what will be result in reality. Of course, I use a photo editor. I make a very simple process: changing the contrast, lighting, add a little shades of those colors, which I do not have in the image.
2014 - «Calendae» - exhibition in the Cinema Center, named Leonid Obolensky, Chelyabinsk.
2014 - "Essentia" - exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art "OkNo" (Chelyabinsk)
2013 - exhibition project in the framework of the youth festival of video art «Intro», CSU (Chelyabinsk State University).
2014 - exhibition project of abstract photography «Give me T». St. Petersburg - Vladivostok - Khabarovsk – Chelyabinsk
2015, July - exhibition in the project “SOFT FOCUS. Women art photography” at Petit Coin Art Gallery, London, UK
Some of my works posted on the website of the Italian «Vogue» in the section of the «Photovogue», including in the category "best of"