My name is Andrei Stepanov. At the age of 42 I decided to become a photographer having previous experience of working as an artist and designer. It offered a means of creative thought and action. I didn't rationalize this, I just felt it intuitively and followed my intuition, which I never regretted. I just felt that photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offered an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in.