Max Solve (Soloviev) is a photographer based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, proficient in the photographic genres of fine art nudes, fashion, beauty, commercial, and still-life.
Solve began his career as a professional photographer in 2009. He favors shooting in low-key lighting, which creates a chiaroscuros effect. To create the stark contrast between light and shadows, he uses a Canon 1D Mark IV, a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, and Bowens lighting. By employing this photographic technique, he not focuses entirely on the model but also achieves a sensual mood, ideal for nude art.
His personal interest in the nude genre stems from admiration for nude marble statues of Ancient Greece. Consequently, his images often emulate the beauty and mood found in classical art by focusing on the harmony, balance, and proportion of a composition. Furthermore, he frames the nude form in a peculiar way, elevating it to become a divine figure.
Through his images, Max Solve aspires to highlight and showcase the beauty of the naked human body. His creative process consists of conceiving an idea and then implementing it during a photo shoot. Taking inspiration from the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali and American photographer David LaChapelle, he likes to experiment with different techniques and concepts while shooting. Additionally, he avoids using digital editing on his images during the post-production stage.
Max Solve’s work exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and throughout Europe in countries such as Germany, Greece, and Bulgaria. Most notably, he took part in the 2018 European trade fair, Photokina, exhibition highlighting the photographic and imaging industries. Moreover, he received one of the Top 100 photography awards awarded at the exhibition. Additionally, his images published in publications such as Scene magazine, 2dadartist magazine, Salysé Magazine, VOLANT Magazine, and Get Inspired Magazine.
Some of his other photographic accomplishments include getting recognition for his images at various competitions. Max Solve’s work received honorable mention in multiple categories at the 12th Color Awards, Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, MonoVisions Photography Awards, the International Photography Awards (IPA), Neutral Density (ND) Photography Awards, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA). Most notably, he received first place and gold in the advertising and fashion category in IPA competition in 2018. Furthermore, he won second place and silver at both One Eyeland and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Awards in 2019. Additionally, he received third place and bronze at the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) in the advertising-fashion category in 2018. And, named Fashion Photographer of the Year at the Voubs International Photography Awards (VIPA) in 2016.
Max Solve hopes to continue his craft on to become recognized internationally through his attractive, memorable, and nontrivial nude photography.