I am a freelance landscape, travel and stock photographer from Sydney, Australia. I started photography back in 1980 as hobby but later then landscape photography became my true passion during mountaineering in Northern Tien-Shan, Kazakhstan. I've been inspired by beauty of the high mountains and by numerous landscape and nature photographers, from great names such as Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, John Fielder and many others. Landscape and travel photography for me is my very personal way to capture and to share the beauty of our world with the other people through unique images. I always try to get to know a place before shooting. Learn your subject, know your subject, return to the same place over and over again, at different times of day, during different seasons, and under variable weather conditions. This takes time and a lot of effort but the reward is high.