Born in Russia into an artistic family. Studied arts while growing up in the far east of Russia. First came to NZ in 2001 and after a few more visits moved here in 2007. Made Wellington home in 2008. Received a diploma in photography from Massey University. After practicing as a commercial photographer for 10 years started looking for self realisation through art, employing photographic techniques. The current technology and style was developed after a few years of experimenting with materials, shapes and subjects. My favourite subjects are the human form and still-life and I am currently working with mixed media using photography, gold leaf, acrylic media and resin.