about me


about me

I’m Victor Bezrukov – Israel based Unplugged Freelance Photographer, IT specialist and Information Security consultant.

i was involved into photography by my son in 2005 and passed not conventional way from digital to Analog photography. the start in photography was not to special or different from others so better i will tell you about the early unsuccessful part.
when I was 10-12 years old we traveled with my mother to the place of my birth, some small city located in the north of the western half of Ukraine, about 131 kilometers from Kyiv (Kiev???). this city was our traditional destination almost every summer. before this specific trip i got a very long-awaited gift from my parents – fantastic Smena-8M type 3b camera with which I can capture the story of our trip (3.800 km in each direction). i shooted almost whole of the first roll and finally forget my first film camera in one of trains at our way home. i sure that someone found it and even finished the roll of my first film and i hope that also developed this roll.
it took some long 30 years to me to get out of deep fear of losing (or forgetting) another camera. Today i use both formats and even started to develop BW film at home. My interests in photography possible describe as “under construction” – i’m still searching what i love to photograph – Black and White, Street, Miksang, Portraits, Landscapes and to experiments with different gear. I love to bring some dramatic look to my works. Contrasts, geometry, sometimes emptiness, craziness, happiness and melancholy are my best friends in this mission. seems like “Life Photography” is the best description for what i do.
“Follow the light !!!” is the best advice that i can give to one who ask me for.

Prints of all images found on this site are available. Contact me for the price and more details (size, paper type and finishing).

about me

73 Replies to “about me”

  1. As Momcilo said, you’re inspiring… Thanks a billion for all your nice captures. Hope to reach this level one day, perhaps. Keep on shooting for our pleasure…

  2. Я среди тех тысяч,кого впечатлило ваше творчество. Неординарное видение мира, и удивитедьная работа. Спасибо.

  3. I’ve followed your work for over a year now & it’s always a breath of fresh air for me to have a few minutes of free time to see what you are up to. You capture those moments…the ones we are constantly reminding ourselves to be in. It’s that sweet reminder that we are not the only ones in this world. I try “very hard” to stop everyday and look around me. Realize it’s not all about me!! It’s very humbling and a great gift to PAUSE!! Thank you for giving us such a wonderful view! Elle

  4. Hey Victor!

    We are a group of teenagers that are holding a presentation about you in our photo-class.
    We really like your pictures and would like to know a little bit more about you! We hope that you could use a little time to answer some of our questions.

    1. Why did you move to Israel from Russia?
    2. Do you have any “rolemodel´s” that you look up to and get inspiration from?
    3. What do you love about photography?
    4. Which of your works are you most happy about and why?
    5. Have you had any exhibitions?
    6. How do you prepare for taking a picture?

    Please feel free to add anything that we missed out on, and that you would like to share.

    Best regards from Kristian, Helene and Anna.

  5. What a wonderful and inspiring blog, Victor! Thank you so much for your visit! Because of that I found lots of impressing images! Surely I’ll check it again in the future.

  6. Victor- I follow Leicalady2010 on Etsy! I have one of her ballet paintings as my profile as my Twitter profile pic. I hope you don’t mind her finding her through me. She is a great artist. My neice is a dancer in a performance art school . I started teaching her dance positions before she could barely walk. Another reason for photography!!! HA! I am still praying for your safety and for peace. I know it is all complicated, but I am not listening to anyone but you when you have time. I hope you were not too close to airport. Peace.

  7. Hi Victor,

    Thank you for following my photography/lyric essay blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.

    To help you launch your travels, I thought you might enjoy a few “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 250 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)

    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)

    “Where Spirits Soar” (Chile)

    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you safe travels.


    1. Thank you for recommendations Harold !
      actually next week i have some short trip to Barcelona and looking for the interesting information but not about popular touristic locations.

  8. Thank you for finding my blog and I certainly love your photography very much, I can see it is done with the light and the heart..maybe sometimes lighthearted as well!

  9. “Per ardua ad astra”…inspirational pathways always deplete our contrast thus throwing us into the mercy of the street…greetings from Sweden…

  10. I absolutely LOVE your photos! The lighting and contrasting colors in each one are inspiring. Also, you manage to capture simple parts of life that so many people miss and walk past each day and create a new way to look at it with beauty and depth. I myself am a budding photographer, and I mostly take pictures of nature. I hope to be able to one day capture the beauty of man-made objects and places as well as you do!

  11. Hi Victor, many thanks for dropping by & liking my post ‘The Snooze’. I’m glad you did because I’ve now discovered your wonderful site & followed it. I love some of your urban shots, the beautifully framed bicycle shadow is a particular favourite.

    Many Thanks, Urban Shutterbug.

    1. Hi David ! Thank you for this careful browsing and taking a look plus tsunami of likes ! Your “thewebdarkroom” is still open in one of my Chrome tabs and i return back from time to time to read something influencing me. From the post i commenting on, i learned a lot about how to use lightmeter and hope to use your tips in practice ! Thank you and hope to be in touch David !

  12. Hi Victor! I really like your work. Where can I buy B&W 35mm film in Jerusalem? I used to have a darkroom in Chile many years ago. Today I am studying photography again and I also bought a couple of film cameras.

      1. Hi Victor
        how can I contact you to talk about film photography ?
        Maybe send me an email and / or a cel number where I can call you.
        have a great day

  13. I would like to know how i might be able to purchase a print of yours? I like the print of Hands molding clay.

  14. Wow…Great images. You have a real talent my friend. Just wanted to say thank you for kindly visiting
    my own blog; It’s much appreciated.
    I shall follow the light and look forward to returning to learn more about your passion for photography.

  15. Its great to hear of a B&W enthusiast – even more one who “makes” as well as takes photos by doing D&P as well. My experience has been the reverse – Age-related eye problems have meant I have had to go into auto-focus digital equipment and digital printing. However photography is still photography and carries its own intrinsic awards. Enjoy your work. Looking forward to your blog. Des.

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