Vitaliy Vasilyevich Ippolitov
(1938 - 2014)
Was born in Nizhny Tagil, then moved to a village Pervopesyanoe Berdyuzhsky district. From there he moved to Ishim, where he remained for permanent residence.
For more than 50 years, Vitaly Vasilevich has taken a lot of different photographs of the Ishim architecture, urban and natural landscapes, captured interesting and important moments of the main Soviet holidays and various events (May Day, Victory Day, workers' demonstrations, etc.) - a large number of them are printed on his photographic film. You can make a whole overview of the city of the second half of the XX century. Thanks to Vitaly Vasilyevich, the younger generation has the opportunity to see the Ishim as it was at that time.
He became interested in photography after an unsuccessful attempt to enter the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. Then Vitaly Vasilyevich got a job as a carpenter, already at this time starting to do photography. But first he studied at an art studio, where he acquired the initial knowledge necessary for photographing. And when he was presented with a camera "Smena" and a photo magnifier, a serious hobby for this kind of art began: he read magazines, studied instructions for working with a camera, optics and chemicals for developing film. His personal library was replenished with new books, some of which he still has, and some of them he presented to his comrades. Sometimes there were financial difficulties and it was not possible to buy a photographic film, but Vitaly Vasilyevich found a way out – he cut a medium-format film measuring 6x6 cm in half and got a format suitable for his camera. For many years he worked as a photographer in the Household Service, until 1992, but photography was and is primarily a hobby for him.
Every photographer strives to show something interesting in his works, to evoke some emotions, because a photo without any spiritual component does not make sense - after all, it is a kind of fine art. Vitaly Vasilyevich always tried to convey the mood.
For many years, as Vitaly Vasilyevich confidently says, he photographed the whole city, there was, perhaps, not a single place that would be deprived of the photographer's attention. Moreover, he often photographed the same object from different angles, selected interesting subjects, sought to find something unusual in them and focus attention on it. At the same time, he did not regret the film for the sake of such a case. To this day, Vitaly Vasilyevich photographs a lot, especially likes to shoot those buildings that are "sentenced" to demolition. To this day, he continues his efforts to preserve moments that in many years will be perceived by people in the same way as we perceive his old photos now.