I was born in 1989 and currently live in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I’ve been working as a full-time photographer since 2010.
I once sold my digital camera and bought a Nikon film camera, a decision that changed my approach to photography – I realized that using a film camera doesn’t give you the opportunity to make a mistake and you should appreciate every moment in your life, and also be able to catch it. Obviously I bought a digital camera later, but the habit to take the right shot at the right time will stay with me forever.
I’m keen on urban exploration. There's something about walking on the rooftops and in subway tunnels – you rarely get bored.
In 2013 I left work in a large telecommunication company and decided to dedicate my life to professional photography. For the last four years I've been working as a professional photojournalist for different Russian news agencies.
The genre of war photography has caught my mind and camera recently. In 2013 and 2014 I was working on a photo report of the Ukrainian revolution. Several times I’ve been in hot spots in the Donbass region of Ukraine. In 2014 and 2015 I covered the armed conflict in Syria.