I am not a photographer, I am an industrial engineer by education, working on a PhD.
Images are not a business for me, I do it for pleasure. Thus, I choose who, when and how I shoot. I love this creative freedom and cherish it.
I was born in Moscow, now I am 25.
Lived nineteen years in Portugal.
Now, I am based south of Coventry, more specifically in Leamington Spa.
Never had formal education in photography. Yet, my background is about eight years of live studio painting and seven years of music in a conservatory, piano.
I have been shooting few times a year due to time constraints.
I shoot people, if I accept the shoot I never charge for it.
I mostly shoot medium format black and white film and also digital.
Last years I've been developing an hybrid process, which mixes medium format film photography and digital painting done on a tablet, I do all the development, scanning and painting myself.
I am fluent in English, Russian and Portuguese:
aak.photog [at] gmail.com
My main website: www.ak-arts.com