It is hard to ignore the beauty of these places if you live here.

I can’t say I ever had a choice – to take portraits or landscapes...

Мне это интересно.

I started taking pictures in 2005 year. I studied in Kemerovo State University of Culture and Art. I have not any beautiful story from my past where I adopted the skills of my father, was sitting for hours in photo laboratory under the red light and so on. The story started when a digital camera appeared in our family. I liked a lot how easy it was to use. I remember, I’ve took about 500 pictures and I was impressed by possibility to see the results of my job at once. But honestly, the result was not perfect.

I can’t say i ever had a choice – to take portraits or landscapes. I live in a village Kolmogorovo. It is surrounded with pine forests from three sides, the fourth side is the main water way of Kuzbass – river Tom’. It is hard to ignore the beauty of these places if you live here.

I am interested in people. When I take portraits, I try to show characters and moods of people in one photograph or photo sketch.

Harsh climate = people strong in spirit

When i was working as a photo correspondent in a media holding, I used to make business trips in my native krai  and  to meet many interesting people. I have made a conclusion that harsh siberian climate makes people strong in spirit. Such people can overcome everything.