Photography fell into my life a long time ago. One of my earliest memories is the dark-red, magic dream world my parents inhabited by night in our family home in St Petersburg. I was fascinated by images appearing in front of my tired eyes as my parents developed photographs in the bathroom-come-darkroom. I didn't know it at the time, but cameras would become constant companions for the rest of my life – like a treasured family member.
For me, photography is more than image, or memory, or even art itself. Photography is family. I do this job because I want to make peoples' lives more memorable, united and amicable. Each photo session for me a kind of challenge. I'm always nervous before the start, but then the process is so fascinating to me that all the fears go away, and I just catch the beauty with my camera. And then, at the end of the shooting, it's such a high to see that everything turned out as it should!
As a family photographer based in London, I regularly visit families across Central London, South East London, Wimbledon, Richmond, Knightsbridge, St. John Wood, Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Highgate.