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. Earning several international awards was a big milestone for me in my journey and I wanted to celebrate it by releasing this exclusive collection of my best photos.
Hope you will enjoy this collection!