A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Dive into my world and learn a little about what made me decide to live this unusual life and how it all came to be.
I was born in Odessa, Ukraine - a city near the sea. I learned how to swim before my earliest memories of childhood and have always been attracted to water. Whether it was the ocean, lake, river or even a swimming pool, I was in love with being in the water.
I started studying portrait photography 14 years ago in the cold and rainy city of Vancouver, Canada. I fell in love with photography before I bought my first professional camera and since those first moments, I have been determined to make it my passion and career.
While traveling through Thailand 9 years ago, I discovered scuba diving and I immediately wanted to take my photographic skills underwater. Following my heart down this path has led to amazing opportunities such as photographing rare aquatic animals and high profile celebrities around the world.
Fast forward to almost a decade later and I have continued down the path with the goal of making my best work and sharing it with students to raise the quality and standard of underwater imagery worldwide.
ABOUT MY PROCESS
I fell in love with the technical side of lighting during my days of studying photography in Vancouver. I spent thousands of hours shooting with natural lighting and artificial lighting and can confidently say that I understand light better than 99% of all photographers that have taken their camera underwater.