I am a self-taught photographer based in St. Petersburg, Russia. I graduated as an economist, but later took design, art history, contemporary photography courses at Saint Petersburg State Hermitage Museum, at FotoDepartament, and some others, and finally photography turned out to be a full-time occupation.
Introversion, silence and hovering over the moment are the key elements of my photography. I feel a special kinship to a “hidden” motive, when someone takes more observant look in an effort to unveil the unseen.
2018 - winner of the contest held by The New York Center for Photographic Art
2015 – shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards – Professional Competition, Conceptual Category.
2014 - Photolucida Critical Mass 2014 Finalist
2014 - 1st place in Black and White annual photo contest by Digital Photo Magazine
2014 - First Prize in the Prix de la Photographie Paris in Fine Art category, Second Prize in Book Proposal category, two Third Prizes in Fine Art category
2014 - Photobiennale at the Russian Museum (joint exhibition), St. Petersburg, Russia;
2014 - 2nd place of the International Photography Awards, One World in One Shot, Places category
2014 - American Art Awards, 2nd place, Nonmanipulated Photo - Human
2014 - Bronze at National Geographic contest "Wild Nature of Russia 2014"
Publications: Art Ascent Magazine, Digital Photo Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, National Geographic
Interview for World Photography Organisation: https://www.worldphoto.org/blogs/17-10-17/7-images-will-transport-you-strange-dreamworld