I was born on February 22, 1984 in Kherson, Ukraine in a family of ship cooks. My childhood and youth were spent on the ruins of the communist era with all the ensuing consequences. Completely ignorant of myself and what I really want, I followed the footsteps of my parents to the maritime officer career at sea. I gained financial independence, but no satisfaction. Looking for senses, I started to experiment with digital photography solely as a hobby. That all changed in 2009, when I first saw realistic digital collages. Since then, I have been actively working and developing in this genre, getting satisfaction from creating artworks with spiritual and philosophical meaning. Experimenting with techniques and images, I discovered my own style to convey both rational and sensual sides of my world. I use my artistic practice as a tool for exploring and transforming myself. I hope discoveries expressed in my art will inspire others to explore and understand inner selves and find their own way on this map.