“Abandoned house in Parishev, Ukraine, from a personal series on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.”
“Big Boi, rapper, actor, producer. Photographed for Australian-based Oyster magazine.” Ariane Halls, art director; Stacia Hadiutomo, designer; Oyster, client.
“From a series of portraits of Russian prisoners, photographed in maximum security prison IK-5, Penza, Russia.” Personal work.
“For an upcoming book on the Clermont Lounge, Atlanta’s first and longest continually operating strip club.” Gemma Gatti, creative director; Ryan Wood, designer; PC Press, client.
Blondie. “For an upcoming book on the Clermont Lounge, Atlanta’s first and longest continually operating strip club.” Gemma Gatti, creative director; Ryan Wood, designer; PC Press, client.
“Sergey Kukushkin, Chernobyl disaster rescue worker, helicopter pilot. From a personal series on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.”
“Uyghur men at the Kashgar livestock market. Part of series on ethnic minorities in China.” Personal work.
“Portrait of Atlanta musician J.G. Spence.” J.G. Spence, client.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Duration: Professionally for three years, but I began practicing at the age of ten, thanks to my father. His experience and expertise in photography ignited my fire.
Staff: Myself, assistants, and those in my network. I’m thankful for the strong relationships I’ve developed with a talented network of designers and writers producing exceptional work.
Education: I studied law at Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, where I specialized in intellectual property law. I continued my education at Portfolio Center in Atlanta, where I concentrated in photography.
Cultural influences: The stories of people I meet on assignment in all parts of the world, great photojournalism, documentaries and books. Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Hunter S. Thompson.
Environment: Most recently, ethnic minority villages in China and nomad yurts in Mongolia.
Philosophy: Photography is an amazing way to explore the world we live in and enrich one’s life beyond the threshold of our perceived reality. I love my craft and feel grateful to wake up to a new experience every morning.