In 2014, I stumbled into the world of photography by accident, and it became the start of my journey in this field. Back then, it was merely a pastime, something I picked up on a whim, an unexplored hobby. But as I immersed myself in the world of shutter speeds, apertures, and ISOs, it quickly became apparent to me that this was more than just a fleeting interest. It was a passion that ignited a spark in my soul.
Born and raised in the beautiful city of Odessa, Ukraine, my life took a significant turn when I moved to the United States. The majority of my life has been spent adapting, growing, and exploring the vast cultural landscapes of this diverse country. Despite the significant shift in surroundings, one constant interest, a silent observer if you will, was the fascination for photography.
This fascination was always there, gently simmering beneath the surface, waiting for the right moment to take center stage. That moment arrived quite unexpectedly in recent years when I decided to take the plunge, pick up a camera, and start immortalizing moments through my lens.
Currently, I call the sunny city of Tampa, Florida, home. As much as I relish the vibrant life here, working six days a week can be demanding, making it somewhat challenging to dedicate as much time as I’d like to my burgeoning photography career. However, no obstacle is too great when one is fueled by passion. I am determined to continue honing my skills and expressing my creativity through photography, no matter the hurdles.
One of my dreams is to travel the world, camera in hand, capturing the rich tapestry of life, culture, and nature that this beautiful planet of ours has to offer. Each click of the shutter is a step closer to realizing this dream.
Despite being relatively new to this field, I’ve been blessed with some incredible opportunities. Some of my photos have caught the attention of the local media, and to my delight, they’ve been featured prominently. One of my proudest moments was seeing one of my photos being used in a national advertisement campaign. Each acknowledgment is a validation, an encouragement to keep shooting, keep creating, and keep pursuing this incredible journey in photography.
For me, photography isn’t just a hobby; it’s a passion and a calling that runs deep. It’s an art form that allows me to express myself, capture moments, and share my unique perspective with the world. And I am excited to see where this path will lead me.