8 October 2013
I was born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almost decade ago I moved to Australia with my wife and we settled down in Sydney. Over the next years we’ve explored quite a lot of Australia and truly fell in love with it.
I got my first camera when I was 8 and started photographing family and friends. Developed black and white film myself and printed it in the family bathroom putting signs everywhere “No Light in Bathroom!” Quite soon landscape photography became my true passion during mountaineering in Northern Tien-Shan. I’ve been inspired by beauty of the high mountains and by numerous landscape and nature photographers, from great names such as Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, John Fielder and many others.
Now I shoot landscape and travel photography almost exclusively. I always research locations before I get there and I always try to get to know a place before shooting and try to imagine how I would like it to appear in the final image. I enjoy waiting at a location until the light is at its best. I consider myself to be very patient when it comes to waiting for the light. I can make a couple of dozen shots just to select later only one image with the right light. I do not tire of returning to the same locations year after year, sometimes several times a year. I reconnoitre and select a place and then go back day after day to get the right shot, knowing when and where the sun or the moon will rise or set.
Landscape and travel photography for me is my very personal way to capture and to share the beauty of our world with the other people through unique images.