Photography as a Pastime

When did you get into photography?

My interest in photography began when I was in college and, my friends and I started a photography club. Most of my friends took photos of city life, events and people, while I focused on nature.

What inspired you to take photography at the mine site?

I started working at Kupol in 2005. It’s located in a unique environment with an unusual variety of wildlife not commonly found where I live in Magadan. I wanted to capture my time at Kupol through photography since so much was changing at the mine site at the time.