TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
I'm a camera gear junkie! I switched to Sony when almost nobody was using Sonys. I switched to mirrorless when almost nobody was using mirrorless (wow, it was 7 years ago!), and now I'm switching to mirrorless medium format camera (please don't tell other photographers haha). I'm always searching for something better, because there are no limits to perfection, as Russians love to say.
Also, I LOVE animals and pets. I'm that one guy who, while watching a YouTube video with a black bear bathing in a guy's hot tub, is upset because the bear will get cold when it gets out. 😇 And I guess animals like me in return. I was able to get really close to black bears, mountain lions and whales, and I loved every single moment of that! I didn't even have to change my pants haha!
WHAT IS IT SO SPECIAL ABOUT FILM PHOTOGRAPHY?
Did you know that professional photographic film has multiple layers with different chemicals which are very hard to get? All that for one purpose - to achieve those beautiful and timeless colors that film provides. Scientists and chemists worked together to perfect skin tones, the color of the grass etc.
Some of you may have noticed that a lot of classic paintings have kind of a similar color tones as some of modern professional films. This balanced color palette is something that makes photos taken on film truly timeless.
And I bring this timeless look to my digital photos!
I learned how to
use magic make them look like film photos. So now I (and you) get all the benefits of digital photography, such as resolution, sharpness, flexibility and autofocus accuracy along with all the things film photography is known for, such as beautiful colors and contrast.
WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
I really enjoy traveling, surfing , watching indie movies and listening to great music. Also, I'm a mens fashion activist. Kidding. But don't expect me to wear jeans or shorts on your wedding day!
WHERE IS YOUR ACCENT FROM? IT'S LIKE I'M GONNA HEAR "I NEED YOUR CLOTHES, YOUR BOOTS AND YOUR MOTORCYCLE"
Thanks to my parents I was born in the former Soviet Union. As a child I had a pet brown bear who drank nothing but top shelf vodka. And for a small fee I can definitely talk to a person who owes you money. Okay, yes, I'm Russian... but maybe not *that* Russian.
ARE YOU A DIRECTOR OR AN OBSERVER WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR WORK AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I would say I'm an observer. I don't like to attract a lot of attention to myself and I love to capture candid moments of your wedding day. Of course, I can always help you with posing if you ever need it.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ONLY ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT IT WOULD BE?
Don't be afraid to show the true love you have for each other. Pretend that I'm not there and just enjoy that special moment.