Michael Balaev is a photographer who lives and works in St. Petersburg. Michael loves to shoot in different genres, but his main passion is photographing people.
His works are known worldwide, he has been published in Vogue Italia, MALVIE Mag, Edith Mag. Michael Balaev took part in publications with his artworks in Europe and Russia. As well as this he regularly participates in the international photography competition 35AWARD. One of his photographs is kept in the storerooms of the Russian Museum and in the summer of 2020 it was displayed at the Stroganov Palace.
Michael Balaev does volunteer work, he takes part as a volunteer photographer for several years with Nochlezhka (a Russian organisation that helps homeless people).
Michael is a photographer and he is extremely proud of his profession. He is a creative, who is very passionate about his work and always gives it his best to get the desired result. That is his approach.