About - artvbal

Greetings lonely visitor,   

   In 2009 when I first got interested in photography, I was primarily after landscape & fall leaves shots. In next few years I got heavily drawn onto candid / street portraits and sports photography. I later tried myself in photojournalism for a bit (see photostories section on the website), but it did not work the way I envisioned it, so I have abandoned it for now. I also do a bit of night photography. 

   Lately though, I discovered world of digital photo art. The possibilities of digital photo art are enormous, but I am primarily interested in transforming photo, so it starts looking like a painting or somewhere in between a photograph and a painting. When it comes to subjects for photo art, I tend to focus on rural scenery, old mechanisms, landscape, and nature in general.    

   The public side of this website is aimed into showcasing my portfolio, which divided into 3 major categories – color, black and white, and photo art (turning photos into “paintings”) and many conceptual sub-categories. You are more than welcome to discover those via Portfolio section.   

   Currently, I live at Central PA, USA and always open to any ideas for photo projects or alike. The best way to get in touch with me is by email: artvbal@gmail.com                                    

                               Thank you for visiting and come again!

                                                                                      Art Balashov, January 6, 2018