Valentin is a photographer originally from Russia, where he practised editorial, interior and advertising photography.
He was commissioned by companies such as Mobile phone company MTS, 5 star hotels, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Trade Furniture Company ArtKati.
He has been involved with Computer imagining since 1993, when he start to work for his own companies Light VG and RusFoto.com
In 2001 Valentin moved to New Zealand and formed a company ArtPhoto pictures from which he runs a fine art print service and recognized Giclee printing Printmaster.
2004 winter he ran some successful Photo expeditions to Mackenzie country and combined them with digital printing workshops. His fine art photographs can be seen in some cafes, the "Country Style" gift shop, the Lake Pukaki visitor center, Christchurch, Queenstown galleries and private premises. Valentin's interior photographs were published in the well-known book and website FRIARS' GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND ACCOMMODATION FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELLER.
Working with digital photography he has become familiar with multimedia programming, develops web sites and virtual reality web pages.
He run some master classes about new media, landscape shooting and his works have been exposed on many solo and collective exhibitions. More on artphoto.co.nz