Q: What made you want to become a photographer, specifically a drone photographer?

A: Never thought of being a photographer. My first drone was a gift from my friend. This is how it all started.

Q: How and why are you using Lume Cubes in your work? Do you have a favorite piece of gear?

A: I use Lume Cubes in any creative way possible. Once I put them under the ice to highlight the bottom of the lake

Q: Who are you inspired by?

A: By people who create content different from others

Q: If you weren’t a photographer? What would you be instead?

A: Photography is my hobby. If I weren’t a photographer I would try 3D modeling

Q: If you could only shoot with ONE lens-type for the rest of your life, which would it be? Fisheye, wide-angle, prime, zoom, macro, or a telephoto lens?

A: Sometimes while doing commercial photography like a recent one with Lume Cubes at the factories I love to use Sony 16-35 GM. I think it is the best lens ever.

Q: What is your go-to camera?

A: I don’t have a camera, I have three drones. One Mavic 1 Pro and two Mavic 2 Pro. One is customized by famous Russian artist, Pokras Lampas, so I don’t use it because I am afraid of losing it.

Q: Any advice for new drone users?

A: Never stop exploring! Those things we see from the ground may look epic from above.

Q: What is your preferred editing software?

A: 95% editing in Lightroom. Photoshop to clean up the garbage.

Q: What is the best part of your day?

A: 7 PM is the most active part of the day for me. Hate getting up early!

Q: Coffee or tea?

A: Coffee

Q: What’s your favorite photo you’ve taken and why?

A: Train in the woods - I love it because it was hard to take this shot. It was raining heavily and I waited for the train for 10 minutes while my drone was flying and getting wet. When I landed the drone the water was even under the battery.

Q: If you could photograph anything in the world (person, place, thing, etc), what would it be?

A: Soccer pitch in an unexpected place

Q: What is your favorite thing about drone photography?

A: The feeling of freedom and new perspectives

Q: What is your least favorite thing about drone photography?

A: Laws and restrictions

Q: Where is the next place that you want to shoot with Lume Cubes at and how would you use the Cubes?

A: I am going to take the next shot in Moscow with tons of preparation and preproduction. Lume Cubes will be used to highlight the scene.

Q: Describe your photography style in 5 words.

A: Deep colors, contrast and a story

Q: What is one photography type/technique that you want to try next?

A: Long exposure with the drone

Q: If you could go on an adventure-photography trip anywhere in the world with one other person… where would you go and who would you take (you don’t need to know the person… celebrities are fair game)?

A: I want to go on a trip all around the USA. The only person I want to take with me is a driver.