I was born and grew up in beautiful Kyiv, Ukraine (go visit if you don't believe me!). When I was twelve, my parents decided to come to America. With two suitcases and some pocket money, we started our new life in Philadelphia in the summer of 1990. After some trying times (a book could be written), we made it and I eventually got accepted to and graduated from Cornell University. Then I moved to Boston, where I currently reside and work. In my spare time, I travel and pursue film and photography. I also enjoy competitive running and triathlons. My last exciting "side" project was working as the Director of Photography on a feature-length independent film.
I thrive for that tingling sensation I get when the moon and the stars so perfectly reflect in a completely still body of water, that I am even afraid to sigh as not to disturb this beautiful tranquility–much less to feel the right to release the shutter and capture it. I believe it is a challenge to create a piece of art–an inanimate object–that is simple yet has a living voice and is able to evoke feelings in its human observer. I therefore strive to preserve that elusive tingle in my work and hope for the audience to experience it the way I initially did.
The latest (but still probably pretty old) news about my world and my photography. Wish I had the time for more frequent updates. But then again, maybe it's good that I don't, as I observe my friend whose parents found out he was having his second baby from his facebook page!
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