MY LOCAL LIFE Hello, My Name is Slava Semeniuta. I am an artist and photographer. I was born in Siberia, the Russian Federation but nearly all my life I have lived in Minsk, Belarus. Recently, I live in Sochi, Russia, the sea and the mountains. I love everything that looks cosmic. Neon colors are colors that are rarely found in nature. In the oceans live deepwater creatures that have the property to fluorescence. In cosmos, there are ultraviolet radiation rays which are only visible neon colors. I like to think that in the cosmos there are many planets where the whole world is fluorescent, mountains, trees, clouds, seas. These colours seem to me very mysterious and magical fact. I always liked to draw. As a child I drew dinosaurs, space, insects and underwater creatures. As a child, I was interested in science fiction and documentary. I read Clifford Simak and Larry Niven and National Geographic magazine. In magazines, I saw a lot of incredible places on our planet, which were very nicely photographed. I wanted to travel and see all the places that are seen in a magazine and photograph new fantastic places. When I bought my first camera I was photographing insects, nature and my city. Now I often use body painting and Digital Art. I photograph my models turning them into cosmic creatures.