About

ab-about-2-4I was born in Moscow, Russia in 1989. I started playing tennis at the age of 8 and joined the national junior team at the age of 14. I traveled the world by whole youth, spending months at a time in Italy, Malaysia, France, Sweden, and almost all around Europe. I’ve seen the world. I’m competitive. I am an NCAA Champion among other things. I bought my first camera when I was 15 and this is where it all started for me in photography.

My dad was an artist before I started playing tennis, so being around art is not uncommon for me. He then became an art gallery curator, owner, and one of the top 25 art collectors in Russia. He has always been my mentor and my critic. I have unconditional support and love and that’s very important.

I hold two business degrees, run my own company, shoot and sell prints, and do marketing for EagleRider Motorcycles (’69 Honda CL350 is my poison). I am driven by beauty, by smart and creative people, and by nature and its simplistic complexity. I love shooting in black and white. Every day I try to do the best with my time and get to the next level. A lot of people who meet me wonder where I find the time for all this. That’s just who I am.

I am a part of the Sony Artisans of Imagery Program and cannot be more proud of what Sony is doing and of the fantastic group of people I can proudly call my peers and influencers. I shoot almost every day. I spend hours on Instagram and that’s where you can usually find me. I love raw shots. I love authentic unstaged shots. I shoot surf, ballet, nature, street, and everything I find beautiful. I have nine main series that I work on.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

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AWARDS:

Gallery 2.36 Moscow, Russia. 2008

Yaroslavl State Museum. Russia. 2010

Cracow, Poland. 2012

Budapest, Hungary. 2012

Galerie Enora. Paris. 2009

Urban 2012 Awards