About Full Life Photo Adventures2017-11-16T15:55:36+00:00
I’ve always held a fascination for remote places and beautiful images. As a young adult, I crossed over into the world of filmmaking. Using the computer as a visual creation tool, I delved into animation and computer graphics. For over twenty years, I labored on some of the most popular films. For so long, I tried to reproduce digitally what Nature created so effortlessly. Standing alone in Nature is what makes me feel a connection to something beyond myself and my own artistic ability. As a photographer, I feel privy to this connection when I am out in the wild.
As I continued to use a camera perfect my craft, I realized that a photographing nature is a story in itself, a platform through which connection with Nature can be recreated, shared and experienced. Today, I share my knowledge and passion with those who join me on photography tours and workshops with Full Life Photo Adventures.
I was born in a remote Russian Far East on the shores of Sea of Okhotsk, raised in the steppes of Southern Kazakhstan, and worked and lived all over the world since then.
My family, working in the Soviet military, traveled around the former Soviet Union, including less known areas where polar bears roam freely, the aurora borealis can be seen for months, and the indigenous chukchas live in seal skin covered yarangas.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by stories of far-away places and cultures different than mine. I’ve been fortunate to travel to many regions of the world, and I chose photography as a means to share the beauty and the people and the lands I discovered.