MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/RedUmbrellaPhoto
I am Valentin Vechnyak or just Val. I am a photographer and the owner of Red Umbrella Studio, which opened in 2002.
At the age of 15 I discovered my grandfatherâs old photo camera in the attic. After shooting a few rolls of film and watching the magic develop before my eyes in the darkroom, I wanted to keep going. After 9 years working on the classic art, I went on to study photojournalism. From the very beginning I was interested in portraying and documenting lives of people. I was inspired by legends like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Jacques Lowe.
Fast forward to today. Years of experience and love for photography, combined with the most advanced digital equipment results in amazing images you will want to show everyone and admire for years to come. Often, I combine photo, video and audio to create a one-of-a-kind experience that will bring the joy of your wedding day every single time you watch it. Combining these different mediums creates an incredible and lasting effect.
My style can be described as a blend of photo-journalistic, fashion and action. But in simple terms, I am telling the story of the day, in the most unobtrusive way. When we do family portraits I want to make it fun, easy and flowing. Throughout the day I want to make people comfortable, open up and be themselves.