Born and raised in Siberia, Mikhail moved to Moscow when finished Ph.D in Computer Science. After living in Moscow for short period of time he relocated to New York.
When his son Daniel was born Mikhail decided to take a break. Always dreaming to work in fashion industry Mikhail started to assist professional photographers and shoot editorials for magazines.
He loved to watch Fashion TV and never thought that he will photograph New York Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Miami and Los Angeles fashion shows. Everyday reading fashion blogs and watching Fashion TV non-stop he started to learn trends and campaigns.
Another dream come true when Mikhail with family moved to San Francisco, CA.