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Biography

Born and lives in Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia. Major genres - sports, landscape and travel-photography. Favorite subjects - extreme sports competitions, home land, its nature and wildlife. Favorite lens - SMC Pentax DA 10-17 f/3.5-4.5 fish-eye.

Longtime have been working with Pentax photo equipment. Used all Pentax cameras, since K20D. Experienced in shooting well-known sport competitions:  World Rally Championship WRC in Finland, rally raids "Silk Road " and "Gold Kagan", World Wrestling Championship in Moscow, World Championship motorcycle racing World Superbike, Eastern Europe Championship Stuntriding, Premier League Russian Football Championships, the Kremlin Cup of Tennis and other major events of car and motocross contests, downhill skiing and snowboarding competitions. As an official photographer was invited by web-portals stuntoffice.ru and wrestling.ua. Photographs has been published in leading magazines of moto- and autosports .

Theme of Mother Nature is very important and can be traced in series of landscapes and wildlife of the  Karachay-Cherkessia. Cooperates with the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Tourism, photographs were used for advertising Karachay-Cherkess Republic. Travels a lot across Russia, during trips commonly shoots landscapes, unique phemonens of Nature and wild animals. Since 2013 is a member of Russian Geographical Society.

Participates in many international and national photo competitions. Achievements: finalist of the most authoritative Russian Photo Contest "Golden Turtle" (International Competition wildlife photographers), winner of the International Competition "Fotumart", category Landscape, Best Photographer of the Year by Ukrainian magazine Dphotographer, category Urban Scene, winner of the Competition Euro-2012 (DPhotographer Ukraine), finalist of the International Competition «IT'S INTERESTING» (Belarus). Photographs repeatedly gets into the Top-10 Pentax Snaps Australia and win competitions, organized by Russian and British Pentax offices. Photographs has been published in leading photomagazines and very often included to the Pentax Ricoh catalogues in Russia.