It all started when...
I got my first computer at the age of 7 and started writing my first computer programs. That event led me to discover my passion for computer science and I decided to dedicate my career to technology. However, even from a very young age, I have been inspired by art and photography and it significantly influenced my work in tech. My grandfather was a big photo enthusiast. When I was about six years old, he took me to his lab and showed me the process of exposing photographic paper in a darkroom. Seeing how an image slowly appeared on a piece of paper - to me it was magic. It looked like a mystery and was the defining moment for me in pursuing photography as a hobby.
I picked up my first film camera when I was a teen and began taking photos of my friends and the streets of my hometown Kiev in Ukraine. And then another ten years had passed before I moved to the United States and discovered the real natural beauty of the American landscape. On my first trip to the American Southwest with friends, I was moved by the surrounding beauty so much that I realized I must come back to capture it, with the hope of sharing and enriching others with my photographs.
Since then, I decided to make photography an active part of my life and I want to share my photography journey with you.
I have been traveling since 2010 in my spare time, learning professional photography and collecting the best of Mother Nature's moments with my medium and large format cameras. Being out there in the wilderness by myself is one of the greatest mindful and spiritual experiences for me.
Earning several international awards from National Geographic, International Photography Awards (IPA) and EPSON International Pano Awards was a big milestone for me in my photographic journey.
Hope you enjoy my photographs and collector limited edition prints!