Where it all began
That's me at the age of 3
I was born in 1990, the youngest of three children to parents who were considered elderly. For as long as I can remember, I have always been very attached to many types of art. Seeing as my parents grew up in the 50’s and my siblings in the 70’s-80’s, I was lucky enough to be exposed to a vast array of genres throughout the decades. I was eager to indulge myself in anything; painting, photography, music, sculpture, cooking, theater, dance, cinema, comics and architecture.
My father is an artist at soul with creative capabilities in photography, sculpting, painting and digital art. His manifestation began as a teenager developing his own film at home. He put his talent aside to provide for us working in the industrial and electrical world, finding the art in all aspects of the job, never leaving his passion behind.
As part of my mother’s soviet upbringing, she danced ballet for eight years but found a love for belly dancing years later after giving birth to me, celebrating the joy of rhythm with me banging on the Darbuka. My sister is an amazing painter and sculptor and my brother works in the field of film and television productions. Thanks to them I believe that art is so strongly ingrained in my DNA. From the moment I started photography, the sentence I came up with and adopted for myself is: "SEE THE WORLD THROUGH MY PRISM".
As a child I was diagnosed with ADHD and was treated with Ritalin. Part of the diagnosis was an IQ test. In the subject of visual perception my result was 187 IQ which is considered very high.
I feel that my photographic vision is something that you don't see everyday. With the help of advanced photography techniques and unique angles, the end result turns out to be quite something.
Some of my sources of inspiration are:
Painters: Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Jan Vermeer, Edvard Munch, Sandro Botticelli, Francisco de Goya, Andy Warhol and more ...
Photography: Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Yousuf Karsh, Steve McCurry, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Diane Arbus, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton.
Assures you that the list is very long in every area and if you really want to hear it from me, it will be over a cup of coffee.