Thursday, July 15, 2010

master cup 4th color awards

i am thrilled to announce that one of my pictures from "dreamers" series won 1st place in masters cup color awards this year, while another picture was nominated in the same category. i am flattered to be a successor of zoren gold & minori who won this award last year:

check out winner's gallery for some amazing imaginary.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

i am love

this movie was something i was really looking forward to see, and it lived up to my expectations. one of the critics called it "a guilty pleasure", another one dubbed it as "fashion & food porn", but for me it was more like a beautiful novel printed on glossy pages of a fashion magazine where composition is immaculate, colors are well-thought, and looks are skillfully styled to complement the story.

"The wonderful Antonella Cannarozzi, who's our costume designer, designed the entire collusion of all the wardrobe," said Swinton. "But we did work with two fashion houses -- the house of Fendi dressed the men and also provided extraordinary furs for Marisa.

"But the Emma character was dressed entirely by Jil Sander. Raf Simons and his team created an entire wardrobe -- that's something that classic cinema used to do quite regularly, if you think about the relationship between Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn or Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve. Or even in old Hollywood, if you think of Adrian dressing Garbo or Katharine Hepburn."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

new cameras

my camera collection has significantly expanded - meet 4 more vintage beauties (from top to bottom):
- kodak w/ twindar lens and very rare design of the front panel
- ansco with on-camera flash
- smena 8M
- FED-5

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Z!NK cover party

thank you all who came to celebrate with us our cover story for Z!NK magazine this month! some pictures from that night below

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Z!NK may 2010

it almost feels like a friendly take-over - 24 pages and a cover of Z!NK magazine's anniversary issue (may 2010) features work of my amazing team and yours truly. check out NY newsstands for our two stories: "black magic" with stunning asia bugajska and "her majesty" with sarah deanna.

here is to the glorious team:


[you are the best!]

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

marina abramovic @ MOMA

marina abramovic is a mystery to me, and yet she is one of my heroes. her art is unique and intangible, her expressions are very personal and daring. i am so grateful that NY is open-minded enough to host her retrospective in one of its best museums. it was a mind-blowing experience that gives you delicious food for thought. i only wish i had enough patience to wait in line for having a chance to sit in front of her and look her straight in the eyes. (amazing gallery of the lucky ones who did it is here)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


today i received a new addition to my camera collection (which now has 23 cameras!) - unique looking «ekran-3» ("screen-3"). produced in 1965-70 this camera was considered the best 8mm camera in USSR. it produces both photo and video; the film is however hard to find.

this beauty is in a perfect working condition!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

single man

single man is one of the most visually captivating movies i've seen in a while. i loved the way tom ford was translating his character's mood by changing saturation of the world seen through his eyes. perfect frames, photographic depth of field, sensuality of unspoken. and of course, unforgettable soundtrack by shigeru umebayashi (bow to beloved wong kar-wai) and abel korzeniowski.

NYFW, day 5

i knew that due to work i won't be able to attend too many shows this season, and that monday will probably be my last day of NYFW FW2010. donna karan collection was a great to finish this season. beautiful, glamorous, sensual, and strong collection with focus on shape and shimmery textures. timeless black accentuated by pale skin of the models and deep red lacquered lips. and then an unexpected lilac color on sasha pivovarova together with her piercing blue eyes that literally took my breath away for a second. bravo, donna!


Monday, February 15, 2010

miroslav tichy

an incredible treat and rest for eyes and soul in between the shows was miroslav tichy exhibition in ICP.

"now over eighty years old, tichý is a stubbornly eccentric artist, known as much for his makeshift cardboard cameras as for his haunting and distorted images of women and landscapes, many of them taken surreptitiously."

even more than exhibition itself i was charmed and mesmerized by documentary about tichy. an incredible character that doesn't take his own work seriously and suggests to throw his pictures on the floor and step on them to add "poetry" to the image.  he believes that a photograph is good enough when it resembles reality, but agrees with plato that reality is nothing but a shadow on the uneven cave wall.  amused at his own success he says: "if you want to be famous you need to do smth worse then the rest of the world. perfect and beautiful is of no interest."