Photograph of Nikolsky Cathedral bell tower, digitally enhanced with textures,
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral is a major baroque Orthodox cathedral in the western part of Saint Petersburg (Russia). The marine regimental church was built on the bank of the Kryukov Canal in 1753-1762 to a design by Savva Chevakinsky.
Its picture-perfect canal side setting, baroque spires and golden domes make the ice-blue Nikolsky Cathedral is one of the city's best-loved churches. Nicknamed the Sailor's Church (Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors); it contains many 18th-century icons and a finely carved wooden altar. A graceful bell tower overlooks the canal, which is crossed by the Staro-Nikolsky bridge (from this bridge, you can see at least seven...
Born and raised in Russia, I got my Ph.D. degree in biology at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and continued my research work at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1999, I moved to the United States to pursue my neuroscience research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center located in Dallas, TX.
Being a scientist is rewarding in so many ways, including creativity but I still feel a compelling need to further express myself by taking an artistic journey.
Several years ago, I started to study photography. The powerful potential digital photography offers has encouraged me to explore different styles and mediums.
My artistic experimentation has evolved into a tremendously exciting form – digital art, mixed media collage and...
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