ARTIST STATEMENT I am not a photographer, but passerby observer. Shooting the present .., in an attempt to capture the future. And as always, everything seen and conceived, faster than in 1/8000 a fraction of a second, becomes past. And so half a century ... shooting the pastю. I was born and raised in the oldest village of the Stavropol Territory, in Sukhaya Buyvola. As a schoolboy, my father gift me a camera. Over the course of my life I have changed quite a few professions, but my passion for photography has quietly developed into something more. I can’t call myself a photographer. I'm self-taught. The relentless self-education and pursuit of one's favorite work has borne fruit. Did I reach the goal ..? Without asking this question, I am in constant search, in motion in fear of not having time to do something meaningful. The member union of photo artists of Russia.