My inspiration for the digital works is in limited resources. One would think that for somebody who comes from a limited resources background (I was born and raised in Russia), unlimited anything would be more desirable. For some odd reason limiting myself brings out the best of the artist in me. When working with digital images, I start with a simple shot. Composition is a key; exposure and aperture do not matter much. Unlike many artists who work with digital media, and use the best Photoshop has to offer, I impose strict limitations on my work: only work with one layer, no cutting, no pasting. What I shot is what I have.
The pencil drawings are philosophical illustration, if you please.
I look for ways to mesmerize one’s eye, and puzzle one’s mind, and strive to create an image you can gaze upon in a moment of reflection; an image that will allow you to find new detail every time you look at it; easy to concentrate on while gathering your thoughts, and yet easy on the eye for times of rest.
Realistic images are simple and leave little room for interpretation. And how do you know if someone sees it differently? In the digitography gallery you may see the difference. I want to bend the common perception and that’s why am so interested in conveying the message in a more abstract form.
So, open your eyes and mind, and enjoy what I call Accelerated Reality.