Photo art by Russian photographer Karina Kiel
Talented Russian photographer Karina Kiel was born (1 September 1975) and still lives in the southern city of Russia – Sochi. She is the author of these artful photographs, which look like paintings of old masters. Karina shares her skills conducting master classes on photo-art projects in different cities of Russia, from Vladivostok to St.Petersburg, as well as in Ukraine, and Germany. Karina Kiel mostly specializes on children’s photography, working with creative teams of fashion designers, fashion and make-up stylists, and decorators. Her art projects are always thematic, for example ‘Diaghilev seasons’ with design and art concept by Anastasia Kurbatova.
Despite the photographs exhibited in art galleries and a long tradition of art discourse, there
are still figures who deny that it is possible for a photograph to be an artwork. More generally, it is recognized that, although a fully mechanical or automated photograph is possible, many photographs are valued artistically due to the creative contribution and thought processes of the photographer. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) encapsulated this idea when he epitomized the composition of his photographs as “the decisive moment.”
Elsewhere, even stronger claims have been made to support the view that photographs can be an art form: the critic Susan Sontag (1933–2004) went as far as to claim that the passing of time gives aesthetic value to most photographs, however mundane.
Russian photographer Karina Kiel