Back at school he found out about «Soviet foto» (Soviet Photography) and «Czech Photo» (Československá fotografie, Fotografie) magazines and absolutely fell in love with photography. In 2012 Oleg Bolotnikov decided to learn photography by himself, not only contemplate it on the internet and books. He joined local photography club and entered New York Institute of Photography. He is keen on contemporary, not a trivial photography, is fond of ambrotype (wet plate collodion process). He participated at numerous exhibitions and laureate of different kind of competitions since 2012.
Highest TZIPAC Award: 2nd Place Number of Major TZIPAC Awards: 3