The legend goes that you’d come to Dubai, the city of eternal sunshine and endless possibilities according to some, the city of sin and people living in a bubble according to others, for 2 or 3 years, and then you move on somewhere else. In May 2012 I quit my job as a senior tender […]
Read More 10 Years in Dubai – A Retrospect.
Is there a secret to be a successful individual? Well, judging by the number of motivational books one can find in the book stores, there are definitely a few things to be learned. So what is the number one rule of success for a photographer? Let’s see. Always have your camera ready I guess it […]
Read More You Want To Be A Successful Photograper? Here is 5 Tips to Keep in Mind.
I remember in 2005 when I was taking a language class in Malta, on a boat trip I met my first French people. In Russia, we always had this idea of French people being romantic and classy, from the movies we watched and the books we read, but those were of course just some random […]
Read More What’s Wrong With The French People?
Every time someone is trying to hire me as a photographer and videographer for a job, I tell them, that they rather get someone else to do the video, and I will cover the photos, but 4 out of 5 times they tell me that I my camera can do both, so why don’t I […]
Read More I am not a Videographer… Or Am I?
Our nation has entered 40 days of mourning period on the passing of the late Sheikh Khalifa, the ruler of the nation. The flags have been lowered, the entertainment programs cancelled and the only music allowed to play on the radio is classical music. The streets are a bit quiet and sadness is in the […]
Read More Everyone Copes with Pain Differently
Very few individuals feel confident photographing other people right away at the beginning of their journey. When you shoot a building and it doesn’t come out as it expected unlikely the building is going to tell you: “Delete! I look ugly!”… however, the security guy might tell you to delete it for other reasons. So […]
Read More I Shoot People… Or How To Ask a Stranger to Pose for a Portrait.
“Welcome to EXPO, thanks for coming” – was the first words I heard when I stepped into the world of connecting minds and creating the future together on October 6, 2021 and I knew right there and then that I was going to return here plenty more times. I remember the day when Dubai had […]
Read More This is Our Time – EXPO 2020 Dubai.
Saudi Arabia never truly lets me go. In March 2022 I got offered to cover an event for a Maritime company at the World Defense Show and what an adventure it has turned out to be. First of all, I’ve got to tell you that it was the first edition of the World Defense Show, […]
Read More Riyadh… Here We Go Again
In Russia, we say that the way you will spend the New Year’s night will be the way that you spend your whole year so you should weigh your options wisely before deciding on your plans. The 1st of January 2021 I spent running from one dune to another in the Dubai desert, trying to […]
Read More Stormy Beginnings.