On my mind, the best profession is the one which is considered as a hobby. However, I believe one’s occupation should be not only a craft, it has to be an inspired creation. I try to live this way and to be not just “a person with photo-camera”,but a Photographer.
Some people don’t regard taking pictures as a work. In their opinion it’s just funny pastime. They think that camera functiones by itself. Everything the photographer has to do is to press the button from time to time. However, it takes a lot of time and energy to become really good photographer. I studied photography with an excelent master of photography Oleg Shishkov about 8 years and still can’t say that I am satisfied with my progress. I believeit’s a destiny of all creators. And I also believe it is the only way to approach perfection.
“My portraits say more about me than they say aboutthe people I take pictures of” – said Richard Avedon. I absolutely agree with him. A photographer not only reflects on reality taking photos: he/she tries