Misha Logvinov Bio
Misha Logvinov is, first and foremost, an outdoor adventurer. Having grown up in Russia, his father and the Caucuses Mountains sparked his interest in mountaineering and respect for nature. After traveling the world, Misha now lives in the Bay Area, California, where the Eastern Sierras are his backyard for adventure. He has since focused his outdoor interests on mountain climbing, exploration of remote areas and discovering alpine first ascents. During the week, Misha works in Silicon Valley where he satiates his interest in digital media and Internet technologies. It is on the weekends that he pursues his outdoor interests and photography, traveling tens of thousands of miles each year to follow the beckoning of nature.
Misha became dedicated to photography in 2004 in order to share his passion for the outdoor experience with those close to him, family and friends. Although inspired by many outdoor and adventure photographers of the 20th century, the main catalyst was Galen Rowell's book "Mountain Light". Rowell's spirit as a climber/adventurer and vision as a photographer are profound. It is through seeking this harmonious relationship between adventure and photography that Misha thrives. Taking his camera to shoot remote destinations that are not generally seen and capturing unique perspectives of familiar landscapes are Misha's interests; documenting these scenes in the purist way possible is his vision. Using only natural light and with a minimal amount of post-processing, Misha seeks to show these places as he experiences them; nature at its most pure and beautiful. The exposure of his photography has since expanded to an audience around the world.
After experimenting with various photographic mediums, Misha now works with professional digital SLR equipment due to its ease of mobility and high quality image output. To ensure the integrity and longevity of the prints, he uses only the finest quality archival paper and printers. Each print is personally critiqued for its quality.
Misha's photographs have been published in various print and online media, including National Geographic Adventure and Bay Nature magazines. His prints have been selected to participate in distinguished juried shows. In addition to fine art prints, Misha offers image licensing for a selection of his photos. Misha stays actively involved in a variety of climbing and photography communities and gives occasional public slideshows.
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