21 March 2019
In my works I am not just to show the inner beauty, but to present the inner world, the essence of the person that we feel face to face. This is often lost in photographs. So, this is my way.
I’ve been highly artistic for as long as I can remember. I finished an art school as an external student, graduated from the Academy of Arts as an artist-designer. I started working in this field back when I was a sophomore, creating illustrations and animations, worked as an advertising photographer, was employed by various magazines, worked in video production and advertising agencies. In just a few years I reached the top — I was the lead designer at the most prominent creative studio in my region. I developed artistic concepts for advertising videos for companies like Lukoil and Gazprombank.
I loved my work, and the dedication and strive for success led me to Moscow, where in just a year I became the artistic director of a large holding company.
That incredible pace of work and life, giving it my all 24/7 made me burn out fairly fast, I was so tired. Therefore in 2013 I decided to recuperate on a heavenly island of Samui in Thailand.
That was a wonderful time when I was able to just hit the reset button. I became more and more enchanted by that place, its magnificent nature and the beauty of life around. It was there when I finally realized that my mission has always been bringing beauty to people. Certainly, commercial design was not a way to do that. My mind was made up — photography. I really wanted to share what I saw with the rest of the world.
As a result, my recuperation went on for five years.
I traveled a lot and never without my camera. Gradually I went from landscape and documentary photography to artistic shoots with people. At first it was mostly my friends, but later on more and more people expressed there interest in my work. So I started working with professional models, fashionistas, enterpreneurs and large corporations.
Thanks to my attentive admirers, I realized that my work has a unique style. Perhaps this is because I have never been to any workshops or classes on photography. Having worked as a professional designer for more than 10 years and having the experience that I have, I obtained perfect skills of professional processing tools, which allows me to reveal the underlying idea of every picture.
Instagram became the main platform for my work: here I am an artist more than I am a blogger. My profile as a gallery, where apart from pictures you may learn their history, what was before the shooting, what kind of person in the frame. This main idea is my art, and I am proud to have my own admirers. They don’t just hit the like button, they watch my streams, take part in shoots, ask questions. That means that I am not the only one who likes my work, but it finds resonance around the world.
My goal is to grow as an artistic personality doing what I like: reveal and show the real and often clandestine beauty of their inner world. This goals has no boundaries, it’s a journey that will never end.