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Meet Efim Shevchenko

Published by Diana Tula · October 1st 2013

Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers while introducing you to the new and upcoming talents. Today we’d like for you to meet Efim Shevchenko.

Efim is a freelance photographer from St. Petersburg, Russia. His not-your-cookie-cutter portraits have captured our attention with emotive diversity. Reminiscent of old movie lighting techniques and desaturated film like processing, the feeling of nostalgia creeps up while browsing these photos. Please enjoy our selection of Efim’s portraits and share your impressions in the comments below.

Efim Shevchenko mostly photographs with a Canon 5D Mark 2 and a 50mm lens. Want to find out more about Efim and his work? Visit his 500px page for full portfolio and detailed EXIF data. And if you are ever in St. Petersburg get in touch with Efim, just to meetup or book a photo lesson (group or 1-on-1).

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hatemgkotb
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Hatem Kotb  9 months ago
Agree with Sewsen, there's not even a neutral face :D
Talented.
Labude
Gerhard Michael  9 months ago
Yes. Absolutely outstanding!
angisaza
Angie Photography  10 months ago
LOVE his work. Very inspirational. The manipulation of the light is perfect...it directs your eye to details. Great work.
TaisKulish
Tais Kulish  10 months ago
Love this! So many people prefer the "perfect cookie cutter" portraits, its good to see something so sincere!
danemo
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Nad FIRME  10 months ago
C'est tendance aujourd'hui, on fait la gu.... sur les photos, sourire en option et encore, plutôt esquisse d'un sourire....
Bref, je n'aime pas. La dernière est incontestablement la meilleure (avis personnel)...
dulaurence
Duke Miller  10 months ago
I agree with Mr. Swenson above. Eliminate the first and last, and the remaining could be used in ads for anti-depressants. Maybe none look happy because they aren't?
dulaurence
Duke Miller  10 months ago
Correction: I agree with Mr. Swenson's remarks below.
RomanPotapov
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Roman Potapov  10 months ago
хорошо, даже очень. персонажи прекрасные.. меня даже что-то пугает)
shane-stevens
Shane Stevens  10 months ago
Incredible portraits, the best I think I've ever seen.
borismilan
Boris Milan  10 months ago
Love the light, very nice control of DOF, color and very different and unique style of portrait in evidencing a state of mind or feelings. I like mostly the last shot. The rendition of conflicted feelings from the models is great and obviously there to move the viewer, not my cup of tea I have to admit, but excellent work
GrahamHawcroft
Graham Hawcroft  10 months ago
I like the economy with equipment and have to agree all you need is a classic 50mm prime lens, especially for portraits. Lovely controlled use of DOF.
trumpet_guy
Tim Swensen  10 months ago
There is obvious skill and talent on display, a certain aesthetic unity in the processing.
I just wish there was more diversity in the facial expressions. No one looks happy. The last image is the best, in my opinion.
kombizz
kombizz kashani  10 months ago
good shots
I liked the last image only!
IndraWardana_old
Indra Wardana (inactive)  10 months ago
like it
AlenPasalic
Alen Pasalic  10 months ago
So much of that photography "rule", not to put your subject in the center of the frame.
If there is emotion in the shot you can put your subject wherever you want.

Awesome photography.

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Ahmed S. Messaoudi  10 months ago
I agree and disagree with you Alen! Photography "Rules" are just guides, you can break them whenever you want! But here the subject is the face (eyes, mouth... you name it) and they are everywhere here off center! Your focus was always on the face while you're seeing the photos! And it was not the dead center!
and yeah before I forget, great photography :)

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