I’m from Moscow, Russia. At the age of 16, I discovered what snowboarding is about after a friend showed me a couple of snowboard magazines. I instantly fell in love with what I saw and kept an eye for what was going down in the industry.
I started photography shortly after I got my first camera for the New Year. When I finally developed my style I started working freelance for Forum Snowboards in Russia and went on trips from time to time shooting their team riders. Soon after I started working for Nike SB. In the span of three years I got to visit all the major events, meet many insane riders, and on top of that made a lot of new friends. With some hard work and perseverance I started getting recognition from magazines and brands. Now I work for many different action sports companies and projects.
I also try shooting skateboarding, BMX and surfing when the season is right. It gives me a lot of inspiration to try something new in something unfamiliar. In my spare time I take portraits of my friends and everything around us. What once was a hobby has now become a profession and I feel truthfully blessed to be able to do what I love for a living whether from Russia’s cold streets or California’s sunny mountains.