Q & A
How would you describe your photographic style? Do you follow a set of rules when you shoot?
I call my style - cinematic photography or staged art photography with drammatic accent. My artworks showing not usual, specific world with it’s own laws. Each image seems to tell a story. With cinematographic touches, each character seems to hide a secret. I write scripts, select actors, make preparation and realise the projects, sometimes of course i am improvising.
Any photographers you particularly admire?
Too many in whole world around.
What inspires you to shoot?
People and their relations / creations in real and imaginary world.
What advice would you give to aspiring photographers?
First of all and generally they should feel people and world around them, their connection. And already after or in parallel they should think about how to show them in their art works.
Where do you currently live and work?
I am live in Moscow and most of my art projects was realized here or in Saint Petersburg, i love traveling much and when i have a time for this, i trying to realize any ideas / projects in beautiful places of other countries.
What did you study – and how I got into photography?
In autumn 2001 I started as a model. One evening my girlfriend (she was a Nu model) brought me to a studio, to get acquainted - to watch the process, and then have some photographs taken of me. At the next art-photo sessions I understood that I found something very important for me. I understood that I would continue to model, and after a while I was confident that when I buy my own camera and start to take my own photographs that it would work! I couldn’t wait to try it out. In my head I had a mountain of ideas piling up... After a year, in the fall of 2002, I finally went with my photographer-friend to a small shop to buy my first digital camera.
Please finish these sentences:
I can't live without… love, art and cloudy sunset sky.
My greates inspiration in the world is… are people and their relations.
I will never forget… the past expirince of life.