My passion for visual arts, photography in particular, is closely associated with world travel and the USSR.
My discovery of the world started at home, through philately. Throughout my childhood, I had access to a great amount of stamps from many countries and in particular from the Soviet Union. These stamps became a window on a world waiting to be discovered. These images are at the root of my life-long passion for traveling. Photography became a natural choice for visually documenting my discovery of the world. From the images on stamps to photographs taken around the world, I became immersed in visual expression and, in by the mid 80s, I began using computers as a visual creation tool. In the early 90s, I was offered my first job as a computer graphics artist and have been involved in digital visual effects for television and film ever since.