I was born in Belarus studied finance, got a master but I always had a feeling this world is bigger than we think and I started to explore and travel getting know people cultures. I moved to Germany at the age of 25 (which is a whole other big adventure ) and started to do what I always dreamed of: be a filmmaker and photographer. I can describe myself as a naive dreamer, who has never lost a dream over the years and as a light, this dream brings me back to my path whenever I feel lost or sad:)
Why do you travel and photograph your journeys?
As an astrology fan, I’d say it’s Saturn who influences the whole horoscope of mines and ascendant in Capricorn, but in simple words, two things are driving forces: fear that time is limited and wish to reach the final goal before time flies away.
This situation I can compare with a climb up the mountain (reach goal) before sunrise (limited time) to capture the magical moment which lasts just 30 min 🥰
What is your favourite thing or item to photograph?
Nature, sunrise, also a video is more magical for me at the moment, emotions
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Super hard unbreakable case and Herschel.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
Camera, Sony a7iii, small rig handles for handheld filmmaking, lense 24-70 2.8
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Ramsau, Iceland, East Switzerland (Säntis) north Teneriffe, Armenia
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
I look only for safe park places, paid ones, with lights. When going back down the mountain at night I join a group of people who have girls and boys there to walk together. I talk to locals to ask where is it safe to go. Mostly I’m nature mountains are people are kind and the is no danger.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Talk to locals! Take 20-30 min and talk to older people who live there it’s a treasure what they can say. I also used couch surfing a lot when I started a travel and it was the best way to explore like a local, but be careful and choose people with good references.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Attraversiamo 😅 let’s cross the road In Italian
When and where are you next travelling?
Deciding between Iceland, west France down Pyrenees mountains or Teneriffe and with volcano cloudy landscape
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