Aleksandr Boguslavskii started learning photography at the age of eight when he was given a Lomo Smena 8M camera as a birthday present. Thanks to this little Soviet-designed traditional camera, he discovered a passion for the eighth art and succumbed to the magical enchantment of the dark room. Later, he invested in professional cameras (Zenit-TTl and Canon EOS 33) and even tried his hand at digital photography. But while he recognises the many advantages of digital photography, he can’t help but return to traditional methods. In 2016, Aleksandr Boguslavskii familiarised himself with a photographic procedure known as ambrotype, thus opening up a whole new field of possibilities.