This is a series of blog posts dedicated to great Instagrammers that are also contributing on Lobster. Read about the brilliant minds behind the camera, how photography mingles with their life and the stories behind their best shots.
Who is Igor Cibulsky?
I live in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have a degree in geophysics and I work in this field of expertise. I deal with engineering and geophysical quests/surveys for the construction of pipelines. This job requires constant travel due to which I crisscrossed a large part of my homeland.
Photography is a hobby for me, it doesn’t make me any money so I am just doing it for fun. I started shooting on an SLR camera just a couple of years ago so I’m just learning. And deep down I hope that someday I will be able to call myself a real photographer!
The stories behind the best photos
Over the past few years, every February my wife and I go to the Kola Peninsula, Arctic Circle, in order to try our luck in the hunt for the Northern lights. We were not lucky this time but we managed to catch a no less fascinating phenomenon – the light pillars.
In the summer I sometimes take a boat, a tent, and my dogs and go on a little trip.
This photo was taken in the town of Gudauri, Georgia. By this picture, my wife and I wanted to express our love for this country.
Photo from our autumn trip to the North Caucasus. This mountain is considered to be one of the most beautiful ones in Karachay-Cherkessia and is called Bellaca.
A dog named Yumi. The photo was taken during my winter trip to Karelia.
6. Sukhumi road
The North Caucasus, The Gonachkhir Gorge. The famous military Sukhumi road runs along this Gorge.
7. Starry sky
Once I spent a night on top of the mountain in the UAZ car. For one simple reason – to take a photo of the starry sky.
Igor is inspired by the photographers Alex Strohl and Forrest Mankins. ‘Every photo taken by them is a real masterpiece!’ he says.
Other featured photographers in the series: Sunny’s photo story and the interview with the Instagram star Annette White.
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