23 August 2013
I was born and grew up in a small settlement near Murmansk in Russia. Having always dreamed about living beside the ocean, in February 2010 I moved to Australia from St Petersburg where I had been working as a freelance photographer and visual effects artist for the last decade. My interest in art photography started developing when I was studying photographic chemistry and engineering at the University of Cinema and Television in St Petersburg in 1999. Having worked mostly with the film medium throughout my study years I quickly became fascinated and inspired with the flexibility and power of digital manipulation when digital processes became widely available in early 2000. Interest in photography, cinematography and digital art led me to work as a visual effects artist for several years on various projects ranging from Hollywood features to commercials and independent films.
Not long after the relocation to Sydney I started a production company called Paksty Visuals with the goal to create outstanding promotional photography and video content for businesses. In the middle of 2012 I started shooting motion timelapses and I was one of the first people in Australia to develop motion timelapse technique that allows to do long distance camera moves for timelapse shots. When shooting I am always looking for the perfect lighting conditions and strive to capture the scene at the magic hours. I continue to capturing beautiful scenery, seascapes and cityscapes both in stills and motion as often as I have a spare moment.
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