Artem Kashirin : My enthusiasm for aviation photography emerged suddenly in a very unusual way. I have been in love with aviation for a long while, in other words, I fell in love with aviation right after my first flight to Moscow from Sochi in an IL-86! One day while I was running I realized my dream, like a star pushing me into a chair and I understood it was an endless love”And nearly 7 years ago, in 2013, when I was 30, I downloaded the Instagram application and through the hashtags, I saw that people were taking photos not only at the airport terminal but also they were taking photos of the aircraft behind the fences. So, I headed to my first spot behind the fence of the Domodedovo Airport. I took my first photo of a Boeing 777 of Transaero Airlines and grasped the happiness of watching the aircraft and taking their photos! This was the beginning of an interesting life in aviation along with my stories of flights, movies, aprons, presentations and other events. I have been attending many events in the Russian Federation and abroad for seven years now, and I have been constantly processing my content and photography quality.
Artem Kashirin : I am actively corresponding with everyone in my Instagram network. I inform them of the spots to take photos of the aircraft, where to stand in the aircraft cabins, and which airports are available for photography.
Artem Kashirin : They are treating the aviation photographers well in the Russian Federation, the airports are regularly holding events and airlines are organizing photoshoots of various events. However, unfortunately, there are no official spotter platforms behind the fences for the time being.