Artem grew up in a small Ukrainian town near the capital city of Kiev. At the age of 19 he left his country for the first time on an international trip to Brazil, having dreamed of going there since childhood.. However, instead of the planned two weeks, he spent several years there. During that trip Artem discovered his true passion – nature and landscape photography; a defining moment in his fine art photography career. For the next couple years, Artem traveled between the different states of Brazil, honing his craft in the world of fine art photography.
As a landscape photographer, Artem goes behind the lens in the pursuit of capturing scenes that elicit true to life emotions. What unifies great photographers is that regardless of their choice of subject, they always capture within a frame something that draws out genuine reactions from the audience. In the current landscape and nature photography scene, 29 year old influential artist Artem Shestakov is always hones his craft to achieve these results.
After years of building an exceptional portfolio, today Artem Shestakov is recognized by the world's most prestigious photography organizations. Such as: The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Photographic Society of America (PSA), The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), American Photographic Artists (APA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Society for Photographic Education (SPE), Global Photographic Union (GPU) and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA).
Because artists endeavour to portray the different facets of life, a person who personally leads an exciting and meaningful life produces works that are especially powerful. This is one of the factors that contribute to the impact of Shestakov’s photos. His world travels have developed within him a deep understanding of and passion for landscapes and the wilderness. By utilising this, he is able to capture the majesty of his favourite subjects: mountains, deserts, and scenes of pure, natural beauty. He also masterfully preserves the awe that these subjects inspire. Artem Shestakov lives a life of art, purpose and adventure.