Denis' first experiences with photography came during his childhood in Moscow when his dad offered him, a Zenit, best Russian made consumer camera at the time. Moving to Berlin at 19 right after the Wall came down gave Denis plenty of opportunities to hone his skills. Post-cold war Berlin was the perfect photogenic playground with its underground raves, anarchist protests and street art. What a contrast to beautiful San Francisco with its surf and fog where Denis arrived in 2000 to start a digital media studio (www.transparenthouse.com) and motion art gallery (www.472gallery.com).