Ruslan Isinev is a talented self-taught conceptual photographer based in Moscow, Russia. Now he is 28 and his name is really famous in Russia and nearby countries.
From the childhood he intended to become an artistic, imaginative and remarkable person, his obscure and gloomy childish drawings inspired him lately to take a camera and to start a difficult journey. He always wanted to build a carrier in the field of the photography or art, but his biggest aim is to create a world of his own melancholic style, the ideas conquer his mind and Ruslan always told that his inspiration came from the dreams, sometimes from the nightmares and nocturnals.
And this is not a joke, he sees his future works and furthermore, he sees the faces of his models. If he doesnít make the shot from his dream and doesnít find the necessary face, he will feel himself really nervous and fussy. ìPhotography for me Is not a tool for moneymaking or the means to become a popular celebrity, for me, it is an art, a friend, a foe, a wife, a light of the hope and a darkness of my mind. I want to show the world something that is on the surface but everyone is trying to hide. Religion, orientation, wars, burning issues ñ these topics I want to show to all of youî.
His ideas are really stand out from the classics of conceptual photography, because he tells the stories that everybody donít like to mention. Ruslan knows how to blend the modern problems of the world with dark fantasy, horror and mystery. The favorite theme of Ruslanís art ñ is to show the counterpoint. A boy in the crown and bleeding nose, whose hope is lost, a teenager lost in his dreams, laying at the magical garden, a girl walking through the kingdoms of her inner space etc.
Ruslanís images are passionate and hateful, bright and pale, beautiful and ugly ñ that is all in the one flask. You will never know what feelings will evoke from the viewing of his photos. Attraction, fascination, hate, fury, anger ñ the one is clear ñ unindifference.
Personal style of Ruslan is nearly unmistakable. Ruslan feels the light, creates the atmosphere, transfers his mood and emotions to the photo. Ruslanís photographs have been published in the number of photographic or editorial magazines (Nikon, Shot, Pentaprism, Practical Photography, Digital Photographer, it is impossible to enumerate) both foreign and local, various exhibitions, lots of the web blogs. Ruslan has been frequently mentioned and recognized as an authentic artist, an innovator and a trendsetter between Russian creative minds.
It is really important to mention, that another passion of Ruslan is male fashion photography. It is really rare for the Russian photography to shoot a male model, because of different negative stereotypes and connotations. His works were featured at the editorial magazines and so he is one of the few photographers in his country, who do this really professionally. His experience of the male shooting inspired other Russian photographers. ìAs for me, photoshooting different guys is a quiet nice process, because I love the way their posing, versatile archetypes, from courageous and strong men to androgynous and tender boys, and by the way, curiously enough, from guys I see more interest, energy and desire of creating a good story, that can be seen on the pages of the magazines!
Moreover, here you can see the equipment, that he is using during creating the masterpieces: Camera Nikon D700, Lenses Nikon 28mm f / 1.8G, Nikon 50mm f / 1.4G, Nikon 85mm f / 1.4G, Flash Nikon speedlight sb-910.