Honor Diploma in Cinematography, All-Soviet Institute of Cinema, Moscow, 1961. Postgraduate, State Institute Culture, Moscow, 1977.
Director photography Kirgizfilm Studios, Frunze, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1961-1966, Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, 1966-1979. Freelance cinematographer Melbourne, Australia, 1980-1984. Director Sokol Film Productions Proprietary Ltd., Melbourne, Sydney, 1984-1987.
Managing director Sokol Film Waterloo Studios, Sydney, 1987-1991, Dilankex Ltd., Russia, 1990-1999. Chief Executive Officer, chairman Spacelift Australia Ltd., Sydney, since 1999. Senior lecturer State Institute Culture, Moscow, 1975-1978.
Lecturer Victorian College Arts, Melbourne, 1982-1984.
Member Australian Cinematographer Society (committee member 1983-1985, Golden Tripod award 1987, Golden award 1983, 85, 86, Silver award 1982, 85, 86), Australian Writers Guild, Screen Prodrs. Association of Australia.
Married Irene Schwartz, January 30, 1970. Children: Oksana, Anna.