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at the age of ten, my kin presented me wth a Smena 8M photo camera and I gained my first skills and experience with it.
A little later, I was using Vilia-Auto camera, Zenit-3M with Mir-1 and TAIR-3-PhS 300mm 1:4.5 lenses. On my 16th birthday, my parents presented me with a Kiev-19 photo camera. In a short time, I had bought additional lens MC KALEINAR 2.8/100. Afterwards, I was using Kiev photo camera's Medium Format: Moskva - 5, Kiev 60 and Kiev 88.
After serving in USSR army I got my Diploma in Photo Specialist in 1991. Then, I started to work as photographer at photo studio.
I now live and work in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Starting my experience as a photographer and developing my early pictures in the dark room, I could not have even imagined that I would have a digital camera and wouldl be finishing my pictures with such a powerful instrument as Photoshop.