About me

I am originally from Kazakhstan. Our family moved to Germany in the mid nineties. My father was a hobby photographer and as a young boy, I often helped him with photo development. I was fascinated by observing shapes and lines suddenly becoming visible on paper in fluid chemicals … But I never thought that photography will become an important part of my life someday.
Photography became my passion many years later, when I graduated from university in Germany and moved to Japan for work. I started photographing there in my free time – Japan is a very photogenic country! After a while, these here were my favorite motifs: natural landscapes, cities and … people. It is a challenge to capture people in the “right” moment. The great Henri Cartier-Bresson once wrote, “The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt”.

I dedicate this page to portrait photography. If you like my work and if you want to be photographed, feel free to contact me. Maybe we can make it happen… depending on where in the world I am at that moment :).