All photos were taken in cape Opuk and Koyashskoye salt lake, located on the Black Sea coast of the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea. Koyashskoye salt lake separated from the Black Sea by a thin strip of land. It is 4 kilometres long, 2 kilometres wide and a meter deep. The beautiful water in the lake has the particularity to change colour, depending on the light, time of day, season, due to the presence of microscopic pink-coloured algae living in the water. When the water evaporates, the salt in the lake crystallizes on the stones and the shores, producing crystal stones and the scent of the viola.
I wanted to show the beautiful nature of this almost unknown place in the world at different times of the day. In this place you can feel like on another planet. When you are in this place, you want to absorb all the impossible beauty of this unusual place and it seems that time has stopped and nothing is important in this world except this unity with Nature. And you can enjoy the peace and beauty of pristine nature. I love my native land very much and I want to share its beauty with you. We must understand the pricelessness of our nature and do everything to save it.
I’m 34 years old photographer from Kerch, Crimea, reside in Kyiv, Ukraine. I received my BSc. in Finance and MSc. in Jurisprudence. But I take a great interest in photography. I have been serious about photography for about 3 years, and I have studied it at Kyiv School of Photography. I constantly study new shooting and editing techniques.
I am particularly interested in landscape photography. As a landscape photographer, I’m looking for stillness, vastness, the sublime, and sometimes also a touch of surrealism. I have my own vision in producing photos which is: “I’m looking for the beauty and translate it to in image”.