Behind the Words

Growing up, I was always able to express myself most through my drawings, songs, poems, stories, and photos. Thank God, I was smart and wise enough to follow my inner voice.  One of my coaches asked me: "If you have everything, what you will do today in the evening?" And I answer: "I will go to make some photoshoots." The same I feel concerning books and paints, music and songs. And I say to myself: "What a wonderful world!"

At the age of 12, my father presented me a camera. I took photos of everything and everybody. I had a passion the take pictures. At 15 yeas old an idea of a book about St. Petersburg with photos visited me.

In 2006-2012 I started to work as a Real Estate Appraiser and made about 100 photos a day of the city and its suburbs.  In 2014 a daughter came to us and my husband made a present - camera!


We moves to Finland in 2016. What a lovely views!

In 2021 I began to study media.  A camera jumped to my hands again...

Photo: Andrei Filippov

Koli. Finland. 2017