I started shooting with a film camera about 17 years ago, when I was studying in Germany. I practiced extreme sports a lot and rode bike trials. I wanted to capture some moments from the competitions and training sessions. Film gave me a lot of experience. Each shot is unique and you need to think about exposure, framing, and lighting. After finishing my studies I came back to Russia and began organizing some mountain bike and trials events with my friends. We were low on budget and had to do everything ourselves. As I liked taking pictures, I was responsible for the photography. This was how I combined my two passions of sports and photography together. Later on, I got more interested in climbing and started following big climbing events. Luckily there is a good climbing community in my hometown of St. Petersburg, a lot of strong climbers and good gyms. From time to time, we make some creative photo projects.
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