In my work, I am driven not just by the urge to create beautiful imagery, but also by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, decode what nature designed, conceptualize it in a two-dimensional space as a photograph and uncover the story behind it. Our physical interaction with a place defines how we feel about that place and I try to capture that emotion and perspective in nature.
I’m a large format photographer from San Francisco, California with Ukrainian roots, exploring the world through the lens of my large format camera (real Ukrainian name – Andrii Iasynetskyi).
It has been my passion for most of my life since I witnessed the process of working on an image in my grand father’s darkroom for the first time when I was a little boy. It eventually took me from the mountains of Crimea, where I obtained most of my solo backpacking and mountaineering skills, to the Rocky Mountains of American West and from the slot canyons and deserts of Utah to the High Sierras of California.
I obtained my Masters of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering degree in Kyiv, Ukraine and after a few years moved to Silicon Valley to pursue my engineering career at Google. The combination of arts and science taught me non standard thinking and how to apply it to solve complex problems. This led me to take on new roles in Uber, where I’m working on developing self-driving technology.
Publications & Exhibitions
Current Exhibition: “Remember The Wilderness“, September 5th – 29th 2019. International Art Museum of America, San Francisco
Landscape Photography Magazine, Intimate Landscapes Winner, March 2019
Landscape Photography Magazine, Featured Artist, 2019
London Fine Art Photography Awards (Honorable Mention): 2018
International Photography Awards (Honorable Mention): 2017
EPSON International Pano Awards (4 Bronze Awards): 2017
EPSON International Pano Awards (Silver): 2016
EPSON International Pano Awards (3 Bronze Awards): 2016
International Photography Awards (3 Honorable Mentions): 2015
I SHOT IT (Mark of Excellence): 2015
EPSON International Pano Awards (Bronze): 2014
Uber (Desert & Sky, 88 inches C-Type Chromogenic print): 2016
Google/Alphabet (series of 10 photographs): 2014