Roland Shainidze

Roland Shainidze



Roland Shainidze is an amateur photographer in Toronto. He is a graduate student in humanities at York University and his photography is focused primarily on architecture, both interiors and exteriors. He has taken photographs in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, London England as well as his native Georgia. Roland uses HDR tools to transform the presentation of the imagery of architectural elements. Self-taught, he takes every opportunity to take pictures and experiment with them; playing with lines, patterns, light and selective colour. Roland's interest in photography started when he started using his brother's film camera; but there were no opportunities to pursue photography in Georgia. It was not until he came to Canada in 2009 that he was able to renew his interest in photography when he acquired a Canon T2i, his first DSLR camera, which he then upgraded to a Canon 7D and then a full frame DSLR camera (Canon 5D Mark II). Since then he has devoted all his spare time to his passion for photography. You can check more of his work on:!/artist/roliketto/photos
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM II
  • Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
  • Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon 16-35 EF f/2.8L USM II
  • Canon EF 24-105 f/4L USM IS
  • National Geographic bag
  • Gitzo GH3780QR Center Ballhead with Quick Release - Supports 46.2 lbs (21kg)
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad with retina display
  • MacBook Pro 15.4 with Retina Display
  • IMac 27
  • Intuos4 medium.
  • National Geographic bag
  • LEE Tobacco filter
  • LEE Sunset filter
  • LEE ND Graduate filter
  • Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic 4-Section Tripod (Long)
  • LEE Big stopper

The Symphony of Lines (B&W)

Published September 21st, 2013

Square Victoria metro station in Montreal Quebec, Canada.

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Apocalypse - before after post production.

Published February 9th, 2013

Again and again I want to prove that sometimes (or maybe most of the times, in my humble opinion) Photoshop or any other software helps you to create some great mood. Here is the London cityscape taken from St. Pauls' church; taken around Christmas time when London was so grey and rainy, no colours or proper light.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Before and After

Published November 11th, 2012

Someone asked me to show the original colours of this amazing architecture in Toronto; as you see colours are not very attractive, however, the shapes and lines are absolutely amazing, that's why I had to make it more interesting and add few filters while I was doing my post production work.

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The Music does not live here anymore

Published August 2nd, 2012

SInce I am in Europe I revisited small village cinema in Ochkhamuri Republic of Georgia, unfortunately the building is even more damaged, has several holes on the roof and half of the floor is broken; after bagging the owner I finally got permission to take some more pictures, but was told to be very careful since the owner was scared that I might hurt myself.

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Before After

Published July 16th, 2012

Keep uploading before afters, this time I wanted to present one of my minimalistic pictures which was exhibited at BezpalaBrown Gallery and was quit successful.

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