Elena Shumilova, mom of two, plunges viewers into a beautiful world that revolves around her family and her farm in Russia. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, this gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photos that will leave you amazed.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful collection of Elena Shumilova’s photos.
“I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is,” Shumilova explained.
The rural setting, natural phenomena and the ever-changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works.
“When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – streetlights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,” the artist said.
“Children and animals – it’s my life. I’m a mom with two sons and we spend a lot of time on the farm.”
“When I graduated from school I entered Moscow Institute of Architecture where I practiced with sketching and painting a lot. I suppose it is sketching and painting that defined my feeling of photography and composition.”
“I’ve been shooting every day and processing the images at nights. By autumn I felt I found my own way of approaching photography.”
“I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is.”
“I’m so glad that my pictures began to be liked by many people. It inspires me & it makes me do better with my pictures.”