“I photograph all insects but snails have touched my heart particularly. I think that snails are simply extraordinary not only in their shape and form but also in their beauty and behavior. They are magic creatures for me,”
"I use FUJIFILM FinePix S200EXR and NIKON D7000, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Lens"
"I have been interested in photography since childhood. My father worked as a freelance photographer for the local newspapers. I observed his art and learnt it. My family used to spend a lot of weekends camping in a beautiful forest. Thus photography and nature naturally entered my life."
"My inspiration I draw from the painting. One of my favorite artists, Claude Monet. His painting “Lady with umbrella” inspired me to a series of photographs “Snail with an umbrella.”
"Macro photography allows us to see what we can not see in everyday life, to move into the wonderful world of insects and flowers. You can find countless stories and objects for macro photography. Macro photography gives photographers an endless scope for creativity, helps to see the world in new ways. These photos can be done almost anywhere. I love finding and showing the hidden beauty. Starting to shoot I discovered a novel world of nature. I teach insects life, habits, habitat."
"I shoot all insects in their natural habitat. All the stories that you see in my photos exist in nature. It’s a question of luck to be in the right place at the right time."
"My goal is to show the beauty of the world around us."
"Secret to be a good photographer lies in the fact to be patient, to develop artistic taste, to be romantic and finally to love nature."
"The longest session lasts 2 hours. I should lay in a swamp for 2 hours. At home I took 15 mites from my body. But I was happy – I make right shoot!"
"Classical music that accompanies me all my life, gives me creative imagination. Nature, new meetings, new people, travel – it is not a complete list of the sources of my inspiration."
"But, of course, the main and inexhaustible source of inspiration is my wife, children and father, who instilled in me a sense of beauty, memories of which inspire me to create new works."
"After getting married and having children, photography went by the wayside. Most of the time I spent on painting."
"With the advent of digital photography I have renewed my passion for photography. When a friend from the U.S. sent me a camera I began to engage in macro photography very seriously."