In 1987 he graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography as a camera operator. Since 1987, he has worked as a director of photography at Lenfilm, where he shot the films Gisele’s Mania; The Circus Burned Down, The Clowns Are Gone; Backdoor; The Day of the Beast, and others. He has shot a number of documentary films, including Through the Looking-Glass; The Russians Have Left; Farukh and Diana; Three Days and Never Again; Noah; Genius Loci; Ulyana Lopatkina, or Dances on Weekdays and on Holidays; Petersburg Dolls; and others. He has also worked as director and screenwriter of documentary films. He worked as a camera operator for television (for the Kultura channel). Member of the Russian Union of Cinematographers, member of the Russian Guild of Camera Operators; member of Imago, member of the Russian Guild of Non-Narrative Cinema. Professor at the Russian State Insitute of Film and Television since 2001, where he teaches a course in the Cinematography Department for camera operators.