ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
I work as the executive director of a group of IT companies, and in fact, I do not have much time for photography, but I always carry a camera with me, and it works from time to time. I have been photographing since childhood, and my father, who took our family photos and had a full set of equipment for the "dark room", once instilled interest in me. He gave me my first camera, it was a semi-format "Chajka" with 28mm Industar lens, and I was absolutely fascinated by miniature sharp negatives that I could look at for hours. Many years later, photography came back into my life. One day, taking a camera with me when leaving home, I made an almost random shot in the building of the former monastery, which now houses a music school. Then for a long time I could not take anything better by form and content. That time, it made me realize what I was interested in and what I was going to do as a photographer. The story happened almost 20 years ago, the frame was not lost, I keep it at the bottom of my Instagram page as a memory.