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I was born in Moscow and spent my childhood  in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Former  citizen of the former USSR with Georgian, Azerbaijani and Russian roots, for the past twenty-five years a happy Parisian.
Trained in the Paris photography schools EFET and IRIS, I hold a Master’s degree awarded by the Ecole Supérieure de Journalism in Paris, where I was supervised by the celebrated war correspondent Yan Morvan. 
Before that, I had studied fine art at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts in Baku and at the Paris-based Institute National de Gemmologie.
My work has been showcased in exhibitions across the world, including Moscow, St Petersburg, outer Siberia, Baku, London and Paris, and has been published in the international press:

Paris Match, Le Monde, Le Figaro , Clasica,World of Azerbaijan, Photo,Desillisionist,Hermitage, Diapason.
 
I am the author of the book “Life Music”, presenting photographs of world famous classical musicians off stage, and of the thought-provoking photo project “Face of Freedom”, which explores the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

As a photojournalist, I focus on my goals and not on the obstacles!

I am particularly capable and  fond of challenging, extended, worldwide, conceptual projects.

This is because I love people and everything that is connected with human beings is always challenging, extended, global and conceptual.

I love asking questions and finding answers, listening to stories from around the world and relating them in my photographs.
Human beings with their thoughts, emotions and experiences are always the central focus of my photographs.
Whatever I am taking pictures of – backstage of the world famous concert hall in Vienna, oil platforms in Azerbaijan or a pharmaceuticals factory in Vietnam – i want my pictures  to display romantic harmony, humanity, music and the emotions of the world around us. 


“What  happiness is...” is the title of my new photo project. It is global, human and conceptual! As usual.
This is because behind each sound and each “facade”, i find human beings who want to be happy.
Everyone the world over – from wale hunters  in Chukotka and monks in Bhutan to gondoliers of Venice – is searching for happiness.
 

This is how I see the world. It is how I take photos – finding the lyrical in banality  and  the beauty in ugliness.

There is no finishing line! 

Be ready for surprises!!!!
 
 


BLACK and WHITE

Why do I love black and white photographs so much? 

Because light and shadow co-exist happily in them. 

Shadow is something  which I am particularly fond of and which I deeply respect,it is our  parallel and secret life. 
Shadow is permanently in love with light,it's a lady, graceful and ever-changing, evasive yet enveloping. She follows her master closely, unable to live without him, but never submits to him. 
With complete self-assurance, light assumes the important place in photographs, graciously allowing the shadow to tease him playfully.
 

COLOUR

In color photographs, the most important thing for me is pure Colour.

Bright, unretouched colour that eclipses all.
An explosion , mist dispersed into a multitude of atoms, dots and pixels.
Colour that cries out to be touched, smelt and tasted.


As any artist, I am influenced by external and internal feelings, books, films, unique people, events, the moon and many other things. I flow from one vessel into another, wander in a gaseous state, condense and emerge, raining down onto my photographs.

Dreamy Pictorialism in all its soft-hued splendor.
I call them photoaquarelles.

PRINTS

My artistic-restorer past is emerging from its hiding place. 

My French biography includes paper and the restoration of oil painting, which is why photo prints are so important to me. 

I make only three copies of each photo, the one exception being photos in the “Life Music” project, when I increased the number of prints to seven simply in order to meet the demand.

EXHIBITIONS:

2015. Asia House.London

2013 .Musee de Minerologie.Paris

2011.Museum Kronberg Malerkolonie.Kronberg

2011.Salle Pleyel. Paris

2010.Espace des Blancs-Manteaux.Paris

2009.The Azerbaïdjan State Philharmonique Hall.Baku

2009.Saint-Petersburg Academic Hall.St - Petersbourg. 

2009.Consert & Theatre Center "Ugra Classic".Khanty-Mansiisk.Siberia

2009.Photoexhibition in 22 plane's of aviacampagny UTAIR.

2008.Moscow World fine Art Fair.Manege.Moscow.

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