Born and raised in an ordinary small town in Russia, I was fascinated by foreign countries and cultures I could see on TV and in magazines.
At the age of 23 I went on my very first 6 months long solo trip to South Africa and my world was never the same. Neither was I.
With no previous passion for photography, I bought my very first digital camera to be able to capture the world around me and to share it with everyone who may never get to go to those places.
That trip was a pillar stone and has awakened a life-long traveller and explorer in that trivial girl I used to be.