I was born in 1963 in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, deep Russian province. I grew up there and graduated from a local university, earning a degree in humanitarian studies. In 1991 I became a full-time member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers.
After that I actively participated both in local and international photography exhibitions. Since 2005 I have held several personal exhibitions in Moscow during the biennale of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (Moscow House of Photography) and also in the «Photographic Union» gallery. Now I live in my hometown and work on several photographic projects.