Project "Sunlight Spaces" received an honorable mention in the contest International Photography Awards in Fine Art / Landscape category.
Description of the project: "The strategy of Martirosov is very simple in this series - it is completely expressible by the old definition: to take a look. Wide aspect lens provides a horizontal spatial coverage, but the author also endeavors to highlight the solemn order of spatial plans by non-technical means. These are ways of natural, full-scale composite: a horizontal line correlated with the viewer’s position, a certain line traced foreground (an irrigation pipe laid on the ground), structuredness of the soil itself, bearing traces of the age-old process, cultivation. This natural structuredness and compositionality are important, among other things, as a factor of the release from the Control: they are not outside, intended, fabricated - they are observed, they are full-scale. There is another factor of this kind: the artist eliminates any hint of a direct linear perspective of pictorial sense. Just in the middle of several pictures a country road is given: it is going naturally "into the distance", turning in a subtle thread. Optics also lets avoiding effect of "edges’ wrapping" on the periphery of the space: it makes remembering the installation of Matyushin on "extended watching."