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Transcending Familiarity

This series challenges conventional perceptions by presenting the human body as an unfamiliar art object. Each photograph showcases the body in an unexpected way, transcending the familiar. With creative compositions and intriguing angles, the images transform the body into a captivating work of art. This series prompts viewers to question preconceived notions and biases surrounding nudity. It encourages a shift in perspective, encouraging individuals to see beyond societal taboos and embrace the beauty and vulnerability of the human form.

I am a Ukrainian-born photographer currently living in La Côte region in Switzerland. After I left my native Kyiv, I lived in France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan, the Philippines, Spain and Hong Kong. I have degrees in Economics and Marketing that helped me to have a successful international marketing career for 15 years which I changed for photography in 2014. Being mostly self-taught, I worked as a commercial travel and portrait photographer.

Awards 2023
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 2d place Conceptual, photo "Birth" (from "Fresco" series); 2d place Nature/Science/Animals, photo "Connection"; 3d place People/Portraits, photo "Layers and Meanings"

Moscow International Photo Awards, Photographer of the Year, series "Fresco"

Tokyo International Photo Awards, 1st Place, Fine Art, series "Fresco"
Tokyo International Photo Awards, Gold, Nude/July Top 5 Selection, series "Fresco"

Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlist, Natural World and Wildlife, Open competition, photo "Connection"

Travel Photographer of the Year, Finalist, portfolio "Endangered species"
Trierenberg Super Circuit, Silver, Experimental photography, photo "Joy of Rain"

International Photography Awards, 1st place, One Shot: Harmony, Enhanced, photo "Internal conversation"
Prix de la Photographie Paris, Silver, Portraiture/Self-Portrait, series "I don't cook but who cares?"

Prix de la Photographie Paris, Gold, Portraiture/Other, photo "Earth or Mars?"
Trierenberg Super Circuit, Gold, Self-Portrait, photo "Redhead"

International Salon of Photography Photo Artist, Silver (FIAP), Open Color, photo "Snow monkeys"