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.
“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.
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.
Burnout is real. Whether you have so much work to do, that you can’t even think of lifting the camera to take some photos for yourself, or you don’t have any work which leaves you uninspired and feeling useless, in the end, there is rarely any balance in photographer’s life. Starting from times when the […]Read More Would You still Turn Up if You Are Battling with Burnout?
Today was supposed to be the day when I was to make the 2021 a better year than 2020 by doing our first dosage of a Covid-19 vaccine, but the UAE government decided to postpone it prioritizing on the people with chronic disease and elderly citizens. I gladly would give up my turn to receive […]Read More As Long As You Are Alive Anything Is Possible
This is a story of organizing a photoshoot to happen in Dubai with the clients being in Germany and many circumstances coming in the process of trying to make it happen.Read More How Hard Could it Be to Photograph a Container Truck on the Dubai Meydan Bridge?
4 years back to this day I got to shoot one pretty exciting project in the Dubai World Central Airport. That day marked the landing of the Four Seasons Private Jet carrying its passengers to Dubai for the first time in its history. The landing was announced to be at around 6 pm time, which […]Read More I believe I can fly or how I ran on the runway of DWC to shoot a plane landing.
Since I was a kid, I loved to stare at the skies full of stars. I remember coming from the school on a crisp frosty Russian evening, I would locate a certain constellation of three stars and wonder what they are called (probably should look it up). If lucky to get out of the city […]Read More Shoot for the Stars, You Might as well See a Comet… or Not.
Hello and welcome to my blog! Whether you have been here before, or it’s your first time, don’t get scared – no politics, only a glimpse into what used to be called “the real world” through my camera. Recently, the Government of the UAE decided to close off the Al Ras district of Dubai for […]Read More Through a Magnifying Glass – A Photowalk In Al Ras