In this exhibition I will show three themes: Elephants, Fat Girl and Fantasies.
When I was working for the circus, I became friend with a famous family of elephant trainers Dementiev-Cornilov and I was lucky enough to do a photo shooting with their wonderful elephants. The trainer Andrei Kornilov has a young daughter at the age of 1,5 year. She wasn't afraid of elephants and Andrei helped me take a photo where his little daughter sits in a hug with a big elephant. No one believes it's not a photo made in Photoshop. But it's really a real shoot.
I had four elephants to work with and come up with several stories. In this exhibition I want to show some of the most successful photos. Working with elephants as photo models is very difficult.
Theme «Fat Girl».
I have a favorite photo model – a beautiful girl Victoria, who lives in Odessa in the Ukraine. When I come to Odessa in summer, I always try to take new photos with Victoria. She has a great sense of humor and so best of all we get funny stories.
Fabulous characters are another favorite theme of mine. Satires, nymphs, mermaids, living trees and branches arise in my fantasies after reading the works of Shakespeare, Gogol, Bulgakov…