Natural Art Nouveau

On September 4, 2002, an international expedition led by Sergey Melnikoff, aka MFF, climbed an unnamed peak in the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan and named it "September 11" in memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. The peak is 13,124 ft (4,000 m) high and has a twin summit, resembling the New York World Trade Center Twin Towers that collapsed as the result of the attacks. At a White House ceremony on September 22, 2002, the first President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Dr. Askar Akayev, presented a breathtaking photograph of the newly named peak "September 11" to US President George W. Bush.

A Man With A Dream

Here, The Soul of Ukraine Foundation presents works of art created by one of the best photographers working in the world today; exclusive works of art by MFF during his 40-year experience of shooting in 153 countries around the world.

The spirituality in MFF’s photographs transcends his personalized Fuji equipment and its ability to capture natural light and what it can reveal. There is an ineffable element in MFF’s artwork, a quality of secrecy and mystery which can also be revealed in one's heart, so that, when viewing his creative canvases, we can find the spiritual in ourselves as well.

Art of Sergey Melnikoff aka MFF

Dr. Sergey Melnikoff, a.k.a. MFF, is a National Hero of the Republic of Ichkeria and an American photographic artist with Ukrainian Cossack roots; a former GULAG death-row political prisoner, who escaped from the Soviet Union with his wife and one-year-old daughter, and who was granted asylum in the USA through the personal verdict of President Ronald Reagan.

MFF is the world's only photographic artist ever to be awarded the Orders for his work. In 2014, Sergey Melnikoff was granted the Order of St. Volodimir Equal-to-the-Apostles III degree, and five years later Sergey was granted the Order of St. Volodimir Equal-to-the-Apostles II degree; the both awards by the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Filaret.

Dr. Melnikoff is a Chevalier of the Special Insignia of the Georgian Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church by His Holiness the Patriarch Ilia II.

In 2008, for the arranged global exhibition The Chronicles of Hell, and for his personal information war against the Russian occupation of the Caucasus, Sergey Melnikoff was awarded the highest order of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Hero of the Nation.

Art of Sergey Melnikoff aka MFF

Nature's Sorcerer

MFF's works of art have found places in the collections of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama; President George W. Bush; His Holiness Pope Francis I; His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI; Birendra Shah Dev, the King of Nepal; Queen Elizabeth II; His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of All Georgia; Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei; and the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Filaret.

Leader of the Buddhist World, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama believes that MFF makes the most beautiful mountain photos in the History of Art.

Through the lens of his camera, this world traveler captures those singular moments that can offer the essence of our planet’s beauty. It is as if nature herself has favored this master of the photographic art, as she affords him extraordinary opportunities to create breathtaking photographs of power and conviction.

Art of Sergey Melnikoff aka MFF

Here, we are presenting some works of art by this artist, who has done photographic shoots worldwide. If you are looking for a specific place that is commemorative for you, please send your request to us. There are thousands of spectacular photos in MFF's collection.

Each one of MFF's works of art is extremely large, created using ultra-HD printing on acrylic glass, and ready to hang on the wall.

There is strictly no Photoshopping in MFF's photos; spiritual pictures for your well-being!