Born in 1963 in Bryansk, Russia. Graduated from Bryansk Technological Institute as a Forestry Engineer in 1985 and worked as a forrester. Acted in the local Young People's Theater but eventually moved into journalism. Worked for newspapers, radio, and TV. Member of the USSR Union of Journalists. Picked up photography in early childhood. Photographed using "Smena" and "Lubitel" cameras, gifted by his parents. The beginning of his most active period coincides with the appearance of photography websites. Videnin's photographs quickly gain popularity and he becomes one of the five most mentioned photographers on Runet. Simultaneously, his images win competitions and awards resulting in offers of cooperation. He then begins to work with several Russian and foreign galleries.