Emil Gataullin is a Russian monumental and fresco painter. He studied at the V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, he began to take an interest in photography, and found in photography theorist Alexander Lapin his teacher and mentor. His love is the black and white photography with increasingly frequent trips to color. Emil Gataullin is 44 years old and lives in Korolyov near Moscow.