I first started experimenting with photography when, on my 10th birthday, my dad gave me my very own camera, Smena 8M, and an exposimeter, Leningrad 4, (which I still have). This was a time of black and white prints, film, and dark rooms. I was so fascinated with this new undertaking that I would take pictures of absolutely everything and anything; architecture, friends, animals, nature, as well as screen shots of cartoon characters directly from the television screen, which I would then sell to my classmates in school during recess.
Continuing my photography venture, my second camera was Zenit-E with a 50mm f/2 lens. I used this camera all through the late 90’s. A few years later, digital cameras were the new discovery and that’s when I started using Canon. My collection of photography multiplied by thousands. During this time, I traveled to many places, including Poland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Lithuania, Egypt, and Turkey and I always sought opportunities to capture great shots.
Although I have many years of experience, I constantly look to perfect my skills. I’ve recently taken a series of photography courses from a school in New York and greatly enjoyed challenging myself and learning from other photographers.
I love photography because it really allows me to look at things through a different angle, or a different lens and to “Capture Life”.
Special thanks to people that inspire me to continue working hard, pursuing my dreams and overcoming obstacles – my wife, my parents, and my friends.
I hope you enjoy my collection!