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109 Goose Alley
Urbana, IL, 61801
Born in Russia 1969. I started photography early,
taking photos and developing/printing b/w with my father. Educated
at Moscow University. Commercial career: catalogue/magazine work
for mainstream fashion designers, mass market, fashion etc - work
that polished my technical skills, but was somehow dull.
In 1990 I moved to the US. I opened my own studio
and migrated from mainstream fashion towards alternative fashion
– gothic, punk etc – that part of the fashion world
considered underground and is given very little attention. Snapshots
with no lighting were often considered good enough. But stepping
into this new world opened new and interesting opportunities.
It was a fresh and exciting environment with very creative designers
and vivid models. Mainstream audiences slowly started to accept
alternative as competitive and I’m proud that my contributions
Product and macro photography were always my escapes
from everyday life. I work with few jewelery and glass designers
and enjoy the isolation of every assignment. Compared to the fast,
noisy and exciting environment of fashion, product photography
gives me more setup time in a quiet studio.