I am Russian, and I cannot keep calm.
Current Residence: Pretoria, South Africa
Print preference: Free of Charge
Favourite genre of music: art, classical, ethereal, out of this world, choral, a capella, medieval
Favourite style of art: landscape photography, macro, still life if it involves coffee, expressive & conceptual
MP3 player of choice: iPod shuffle (and it's GREEN!)
Favourite cartoon character: Mike Slackenerny (PhD comics)
Personal Quote: I'd never be different for the sake of being different.
Favourite Visual Artist
Mikhail Vrubel - google him up
Those old Soviet fairy tales were the best
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Coldplay, Kate Bush, a bunch of Russian guys, and a bunch of long dead guys out of the Baroque and Renaissance eras
I like the non-self-conscious ones and awfully smart ones. And beautiful ones, too.
V. Woolf, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, R. Bradbury, K. Graham... wait, this is pointless.
Tools of the Trade
Canon EOS 350D, the kit lens (18-55), Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens, Photoshop CS3, and, well... inspiration, imagination, God's grace and whatever else is necessary.
Discovering recursive inner universes and successfully escaping them at the very last moment.