Featured Photographer: Ilya Genkin

8 October 2013

I was born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almost decade ago I moved to Australia with my wife and we settled down in Sydney. Over the next years we’ve explored quite a lot of Australia and truly fell in love with it.

I got my first camera when I was 8 and started photographing family and friends. Developed black and white film myself and printed it in the family bathroom putting signs everywhere “No Light in Bathroom!” Quite soon landscape photography became my true passion during mountaineering in Northern Tien-Shan. I’ve been inspired by beauty of the high mountains and by numerous landscape and nature photographers, from great names such as Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, John Fielder and many others.

Now I shoot landscape and travel photography almost exclusively. I always research locations before I get there and I always try to get to know a place before shooting and try to imagine how I would like it to appear in the final image. I enjoy waiting at a location until the light is at its best. I consider myself to be very patient when it comes to waiting for the light. I can make a couple of dozen shots just to select later only one image with the right light. I do not tire of returning to the same locations year after year, sometimes several times a year. I reconnoitre and select a place and then go back day after day to get the right shot, knowing when and where the sun or the moon will rise or set.

Landscape and travel photography for me is my very personal way to capture and to share the beauty of our world with the other people through unique images.

Website:  www.genkin.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IlyaGenkinPhotography
Google+: plus.google.com/u/0/117105764275907696041/

Sculpture Symposium -Broken Hill

Sculpture Symposium -Broken Hill NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Norah Head Lighthouse Central Coast

Double Full Rainbows and The Norah Head Lighthouse at Sunset Central Coast Norah Head – NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Hanging Rock, Blue Mountains

Hanging Rock at Dawn Baltzer Lookout Blackheath -Blue Mountains NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee

Lake Pamamaroo at Dusk – Kinchega National Park NSW, Menindee. Image Credit Ilya Genkin

The Skillion - Terrigal Central Coast

The Skillion at Dawn – Terrigal Central Coast NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Walls of China, Mungo NP

The Walls of China at Sunset – Mungo National Park NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Forresters Beach - Central Coast

Waves Crashing at Forresters Beach – Central Coast NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

La Perouse Sydney

Customs Tower La-Perouse Botany Bay -Sydney NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Whale Beach Sydney

Devils Cauldron at Dawn Whale Beach Dolphin Bay – Sydney NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Snowy Mountains Kosciusko National Park

Sunrise in the Snowy Mountains – Kosciusko National Park NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Sylvia Falls Valley, Waters Creek

Sylvia Falls Valley of the Waters Creek – Blue Mountains National Park NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Upper Somersby Falls

Upper Somersby Falls – Brisbane Water National Park Central Coast NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Barrenjoey, Palm Beach

Storm Approaching Barrenjoey and Palm Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Manly Fairy Bower

Manly Fairy Bower Cabbage Tree Bay Pool – Manly Sydney NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Early Morning, Narrabeen Tidal Pool

Early Morning at Narrabeen Tidal Pool Narrabeen Beach – Sydney NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Sydney Harbour National Park

North Head Cliffs at Sunrise -Sydney Harbour National Park Sydney NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

Turimetta Beach Sydney

Storm Clearing over Turimetta Beach – Sydney NSW, Image Credit Ilya Genkin

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  • Elena Babicheva

    Wonderful photos!