Vadim Gippenreiter was born in 1917 in Moscow, Russia, the son of a nobleman and White Guard officer. In 1948 graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow and since 1946 has worked in photography.
His name became a legend long time ago, his work has been recognized as classic. Vadim is regarded as a founder and the greatest representative of a Russian school of artistic landscape photography. His photographs tell profound, clever and entertaining stories based on an extremely fine understanding of nature, and are the evidences of life of nature without human interference. Tireless traveller, he preferred areas that are difficult to reach and where man is rarely seen.
A mountain climber, Vadim became a first champion of Russia in mountain skiing in 1936, and in 1939 he was the first man who skied down from the peak of mount Elbrus (5633m).
Author of 35 books and albums issued in Russia and abroad, hundreds of publications including the editions such as Stern, GEO, National Geographic. Dozens of exhibitions took place in Russia, England, Czechia, Austria, Hungary, and France.
"My photographs are the result of my perception of the state of nature, its integrity and harmony at the moment. I shoot with a wooden camera. It is lighter and more convenient than modern cameras made of metal. The old wooden body is equipped with the latest lenses and an appropriate film."
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