“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
First, there was a pencil. Plenty of them. In the age of 3 I favoured the white pages in my parents books to cover them up with own masterpieces.
Childhood in St. Petersburg, moving to Germany in the age of 12. Loving parents, lovely friends, creative projects. Communication design study. Diploma, focused on photography and fashion illustration. Yes, I was still drawing. Then – advertising agency, an other one marketing job, followed by 4 years as creative director for a Munich based jewelry brand. In the same time I was already working as freelance designer and photographer. In February 2013 I finally started as full time freelancer.
According to the motto love – learn – create, I’m endless thankful for all the possibilities life is daily gifting us. Being principally a happy person, believing in miracles and in happiness as a decision I’m always searching for the true essence, the soul of persons, moments, objects and places around me. Translating this into a visual language, understandable for everybody is what drives me every day to grab my cam. Pictures are just a tool to show the ambiguity around us, to feel the connection of everything in order to come closer to the deeper dimensions of our being.
What else do you have to know about me? I love pancakes : ) As well as the art of cinematography, painting, literature and good food. Friends and family. Flowers, latin music, audiobooks and airports. Totally in love with sea and diving, dancing (salsa and jazz), swimming at night and feeling comfortable nearly everywhere on the globe.
Happy to do what I’m doing and happy to share that with you!