I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and was crazy about traveling and extreme sports since childhood. I started skateboarding at fifteen and after a few years tried snowboarding, which I fell fully in love with right away. A few years later, while competing in a snowboard contest, I got injured and had to hold on with the board for a while. In this period my girlfriend gifted me the first camera - fully manual 35mm Zenit ET. So, I started learning photography by scrolling tons of web pages during the night, while during the daytime I had to combine my work at architectural bureau with my diploma in the university. Yet tried to practice with a roll of film every free minute.
As a photographer, I grew up working with different film cameras and it was something very special. Enjoying the process of getting the shot and magic moments of waiting until you develop the film. In that time I discovered the pleasure of photography and decided to change my hobby into the part of life.
I'm also keen on urban exploration and rooftop climbing. In my photos I wanted to create something unique that no one had done before by combining that skills with photography and action sport. Different pictures that would really impress people's minds. Traveling around the world, exploring new territories, climbing on the roofs, up trees and electricity poles, to get the best possible location and angle for the shot.
Now I'm surrounded by two of my life passions - snowboarding and photography, still sponsored as a rider in Russia and shoot around the world for worldwide brands and best snowboard magazines.