Born 1980 in Saratov, Russia. Currently based in Moscow.
I am a professional lawyer and a non-professional photographer. I started taking terrible photos when I was 16 but, even before that, at the age of 7, I was already absolutely mad about my grandfather's "Zorky 4" camera. I studied every single button and jack but could not take any pictures as there was no film inside! A true childish disappointment. I feel much more confident now in the world of digital photos and memory sticks, yet I still forget to insert these from time to time.
I focus on non-commercial street, travel and portrait photography and I am proud to have won praise and awards in international and Russian photo contests including:
- 1st place at International Photo Awards, Russia 2018, "Event: Traditions and Cultures" category); and
- participation in the 5th Photobiennale of Modern Photography organised by the State Russian Museum (two works exhibited during Feb-March, 2019 in Marble Palace, St Petersburg, Russia).
Among my camera heroes are Martin Parr, Steve McCurry, Peter Lindbergh, Sebastio Salgado, Alexander Rodchenko, Viktor Akhlomov, Igor Vereschagin and others. I also admire style and vision of a modern Moscow photographer Konstantin Gribov, who at some point happily became my friend and mentor.
I love my family, spend my time working, exploring people's nature, travelling, listening to exciting music, watching films, learning architecture and studying poster art.
I met Anton by chance: we were taking business portraits for his law firm. When we started talking, he told me about his passion for photography. I took a look at his pictures and it was obvious that he had a good vision and great potential. I advised him on various theoretical and practical nuances and happily observed his phenomenal progress in just a year. He already has a number of great works in his gallery and I am really happy to contribute to his growth as a photographer".
Konstantin Gribov, Moscow photographer
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