My first encounter with photography occured when I was 14. After watching some of my dad's old photos which he took when he was in his 30's I deсided to try. I took his film camera from a wardrobe and tried to take several shots. We discovered then that the camera was broken, because all the photos had bright blur on their right side. We had no money to buy a new camera, so I forgot about photography for some time. In 2006 I started my study in Moscow State Linguistic University and realised that I was constantly thinking about photos. I was walking along the streets and wondering if I had a small camera in my eyes so that I could take photos by blinking. It was a kind of hunger. I found a job and earned money. In 2006 I bought my first DSLR. It was Nikon D40 with a kit lens, the cheapest one. That year I started my route as a girl who looked at the world through the viewfinder.