I'm a photographer specializing in family and maternity photography, portraits, product and event photography in Southern California.
I started to learn the art of photography when i was 14 years old and have been mastering the skill for over 20 years.
I am easy going but have very business oriented personality and you can always rely on my professionalism at any moment.
When you book with me you get your own photographer that shoots the photos you are looking for. My goal is to capture the image that represent your personal story, feelings and emotions. I capture the unique spirit and excitement associated with an event, fun and enjoyment that has being shared among those who attended.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 640 minutes
Languages: English, Russian
What to Expect
I prefer to have a short meeting with a client before the shoot, we will discuss all the details, your expectations and desires. I will arrive early to scan the area for best picture background and lighting. I am reliable, have artistic eye, so it will not be just snap shots of the moments and people, but I will be done with intention of creating an art. I am very easy to work with as well, super responsive, friendly and unobtrusive.
If you take a small plastic lunch box and place there a lens, a few mirrors and a film somewhere in the center of this construction - what can come out of this?
As long as I remember myself, I have always been fascinated by the ability of this tiny thing to freeze moments of life history, and travel in the past.
My relationship with the art of photography started on the day when parents gave me my first camera for the 14-th birthday, and it was the best present I could ever dream of.
The camera became my concealment, my best friend who would always accompany me whenever I went out, and who made it possible for me to get forgotten in my dreams and never feel the overwhelming loneliness. I also had a school friend who let me wiz while creating black-and-white photos out of color films in a small photo-laboratory located in her bathroom. It is due to those and some other events that now you can find yourself on my website.
The hobby became an inseparable part of my life, and when I turned 27 I took a course in Moscow Academy of Photography where I was learning
the art of observation and the skill оf capturing exclusive moments… And then I moved to Las Vegas, USA. Oh, don’t feel confused - I did’t miss a chapter of my life story, I simply let my heart guide me and gave up everything I had in Russia - my successful marketing career for one of the best leading companies, my family and friends… I gave it all up for the man I loved.
I sure had grand plans to further study photography and implement projects. However, life turned out to be a bit different: little by little, I lost all my aspirations and fell into a long-lasting depression with occasional ups and downs, and once again downs…
I guess it is a “present” that I brought from my Motherland - my Russian soul which is pretty contradictory and spontaneous. But it helps me reach the tops and discover the abyss of my feelings and emotions. It helps me to see something extraordinary in every ordinary object.
I love black-and-white photos so much. Their power is immeasurable. They convey a unique graphic quality of lines and forms. Black and white create the most colorful thing ever possible. These two colors both include and exclude all other colors. Black-and-white photography has an incredible aura of the Past that touches all senses with its soft warmth.
I can share my impressions for a long time, and this is like playing with matryoshka: with each new layer you will get a more refined doll admiring the Master’s workmanship. And eventually you’ll reach the
tiniest essence that will let us discover the whole Universe.
So, if you take a small plastic lunch box and place there a lens, a few mirrors and a film somewhere in the center of this construction - what can come out of this?
Canon 5D Mark ii, Canon 20mm, Canon 24-70, Canon 70-200
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