My first forays into photography started with a good old reliable Zenith, which I got from my dad, and which he brought from one of his trips to Russia. At that time, I was focused on capturing family events and friends in action. Playful and curious with Kodak and Fuji films, I was learning about the use of lenses, lights, and shapes. Oh, what fun it was!
But true passion for photography started when I got Nikon D200 in 2006. From that year on, I started paying more attention to photography again. It was a rekindling of old cravings for capturing moments I lived, landscapes I was part of, and people I met.
Since then the camera has become an inseparable companion and my photography has evolved. I started focusing more on the composition, became interested in technical aspects of photographic process and gear. For me, photography is not only about the creative and lived experiences, but also about understanding the mechanical and physical processes that drive it.
While I’m not a professional photographer, I certainly strive to translate my passion into something that inspires me and hopefully others.