Originally, I’m from a small town Pyatigorsk in the North Caucasus of Russia. From the first meeting with the world of photography, I felt that the reality and the image in the photograph are very similar and at the same time different. It was interesting to look through the viewfinder, the world seemed like mine. At the age of twenty I decided to move to Israel. The change of view on photography came during my studies in the Academy of Art and Design, Bezalel in Jerusalem. I was in the photography department. In my opinion, the important thing you learn in academia is the consciousness towards what you’re doing. Later I understood that photography has a stunning paradox to combine documentary and trickery. One of the interesting things I also learned in the academy is the understanding that, with time, photography changes, or more precisely, that the view towards photography as a media changes, as well as its value. And this is a lot to think about.