All photography provided by Oleksy Ohurtsov @OleksyPepino
My name is Oleksy Ohurtsov. I've started doing photography on my 16th birthday, back in 2006, when my dad gave me a present - a phone with a 2mp camera and autofocus. Since that moment, for me photography became the way to connect with other people and a way how I'm able to relate to others, as I was a shy socially awkward kid, living in unique and beautiful Ukraine, photography has changed my entire life. Combined with burning desire to travel and a will to discover my own nature, photography and cinema helped me becoming an artist, living in Ukraine, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United States.
Nowadays world connected with social media requires an authentic vision with ability to tell a story that engages with human feelings and emotion, gives them an ability to relate. The authenticity of my vision is closely related to my understanding of what art and a creative storytelling is.
My vision advanced thought my journey of doing different types of photography and video ranging from weddings and food advertisement to youtube content and nightlife photography.
For some of you it may be a discovery that I'm color blind.
- Oleksy Ohurtsov
Based in beautiful Seattle, WA