I have been working in the area of photography since a very early age. I began training with my uncle who was teaching me how to photograph with an old Soviet camera called “Zenit”. Back in those days we didn’t have digital cameras, and everything was done on film. Together we took photographs, processed films and observed the processed negative with the help of magnifying glass. We would choose the best photos and manufacture them using exposure – development – printing process with the help of sophisticated hardware: special photosensitive chemicals, enlarger, special photo-paper, dark room with special lighting used in the photo-manufacturing process, toning solutions, as well as trays, measuring glass ware, thermometers, drying screens, timers, mixing and stirring paddles, and paper cutters. This process was so breathtaking that its difficult for me to fully convey the excitement and emotions that it had on me. Since then, many years have passed.
I enjoyed every aspect of photography so much that it has forever penetrated my soul and the dream of becoming a professional photographer was born.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many wedding in my experience. Each photo is as unique as the bride and groom, and the picture should reflect their taste and style. I work with my clients to understand their vision so that when candid photography is requested, the photographer is unobtrusive. And when it’s time for formal portraits, the process is smooth and goes according to the plan. Most important is the result. I strive to communicate all the excitement, the joy and the significance of this momentous day.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Eventually with hard work and determination I was ranked on the list as being one of top 5 photographers of the whole Russian Federation. I am very humbled to have such an accomplishment under my belt.
A fun fact about this photographer
When I was young, I wanted to become a veterinary but then I decided to become photographer .