In February 2018 photographers Evgenii Bashta and Polina Petrenko from the Siberian city of Surgut were admitted as the members of HDS Russia.
Working on Underwater Large Format project (UWLF) they recover and develop the historical methods of the shootings with the film large format cameras.
The similar equipment has been used by the underwater photographers in the late XIX – early XX centuries. The artworks of the UWLF team have not only
the artistic potential but also the solid historical background. On uwlfpics.com web site you can have a look at the pictures and find out more information
about the technology.
HDS Russia and UWLF team would be very thankful to any information or technical support about the history of underwater photography,
especially Russian one, and to the help in promotion of the project.
Alexander Sledkov May 23, 2018