Russian-born photographer Ivan Kovalev originally graduated with a degree in physics. He became interested in photography in 2014 when he bought his first SLR camera. In 2015, he started to work with a makeup artist, Julia Valerie, who also wanted to go beyond the framework of commercial "standards." Their photographic art projects are a mutual creation bringing out the person's relationship with the surrounding world. Ivan Kovalev’s photography has been nominated and has won awards numerous times in Russian and worldwide.
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