I see images in my mind and crave making them real.
I have been working in the genre of artistic portrait and travel/landscape since 2008. However, in 2016 I have made a decision to concentrate on the genre of fine art photography, because I felt that it became much closer to me. My images are the fruit of my inner notions and ideas of surrealistic fairy tales, dreams, and my personal alternative reality. These are whimsical, surreal fantasy photographs with vintage elements. I treat compositing and color alteration as essential parts of producing my works, which gives them a hypnagogic painterly feel.
I studied the genre of Fine Art Photography with Anka Zhuravleva, as well as completed online courses with Jennifer Thoreson, Sue Bryce, Lara Jade, Renee Robyn, and Brooke Shaden. My photographs won awards at ViewBug.com (Staff Winter Selection 2015, Choice Award 2020), The New School University Alumni Summer Photo Contest (1st Prize, New York, NY, USA, 2015), The New School University Travel Photography Contest, (3rd Prize, New York, NY, USA, 2010). Hôtel Chopin Grands-Boulevards Paris (France) hosts a permanent exhibition of my still life works on a theme of Chopin since 2018. In 2020 my works were digitally featured in GuruShots groups exhibitions in Portugal, Sweden, Australia, and Canada, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery in Everett, PA, USA and printed works were exhibited during the 10x10x10 Tieton in WA, USA and at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece.
Statement of Purpose
I photograph, because I want to:
Create artworks that explore various states and aspects of the human soul.
Choose to embrace the humanity in each of us with depiction of life in many contrasting ways and the freedom of expression granted to me, as well as to each of us.
Imply various symbols (symbolic elements) through colors, composition, geometry, objects, outfits, textures, body poses, gestures, in order to trigger one’s critical thinking and encourage question-posing with the help of these symbols, which in turn represent crucial things in life:
Visuals: “Figure Study” Series, 2020