I was born in Belarus, former USSR. At age of 13 my parents bought me my first and my last film camera Zenit-3M. More than 20 years ago we moved to United States. It was a tough time, no room for pleasure, new culture, new language, the whole new world around. Only after our kids graduated college I was able financially and spiritually take the camera again. But it was already a digital camera, the new era has begun. In a couple years I discovered Photoshop and was puzzled. Is it the same photography I loved or it is some kind of different type of art? I guess I'm still puzzled. Puzzled or not puzzled but photography is part of my live and it actually helps me to live. I and my wife love to travel to see the beauty of the world and my camera is always ready to make a shot.