Hello! Valeriy here, primarily known as Mrvalography on social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Over the last few years my creative perspective has expanded in more ways than I could ever dream of and am beyond thankful for the ability to share my journey with you along the way!
Who am I? My name is Valeriy Poltorak, born in the Ukraine but raised in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. My passion for photography sprouted at a young age as I began to fall in love with this beautiful planet God created for our enjoyment. Growing up, I began observing life through the eye of a viewfinder; anywhere I looked there was beauty to discover and I wanted to capture every moment of it!
The professional aspect of my creative journey began years ago when I got connected with Stock Photography agencies such as Shutterstock and Fotolia. After much learning, trials and self-teaching I expanded my horizons to social media and discovered Instagram, which up to this date has become my primary source of exposure. With a follower base of over 100k, Instagram is a platform I thoroughly enjoy using to showcase my work along with share my testimony of faith through the #FaithFilledCaptions hashtag I created. My portfolio greatly expanded in 2014 when I was blessed with my first Canon DSLR, giving me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and partner closely with many well known brands. From that point I have been focused on growing, inspiring and creating new content on a daily basis!
"Never lose your sense of passion or creativity. Focus on your goals, work hard, don't give up but most of all have fun. Be unique and learn from your mistakes, let your work make you proud."
As my love for God grows so does my passion and expertise in photography. Faith continues to be the primary focus and core of my creativity. By staying active in pursuit of the Lord and learning all aspects of photography I am constantly challenging myself creatively and dedicated to delivering quality content to every opportunity that come my way! I cannot learn anything if I won't try; I will either learn from my failures or delight in my success.
To learn more about my journey through life as a photographer be sure to check out my Instagram Q&A's: 2015, 2016 Part 1 and 2016 Part 2 - along with my recent Publications which include multiple articles and TV spots to help educate and inspire!
If you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to contact me in whatever method is most convenient for you:
Facebook Page: Mrvalography
Phone: (206) 395-8745
PO Box: 900 Meridian Ave E, Suite 19-367, Milton, WA 98354
Thank you all for your constant support! If you appreciate my work as well as my passion and would like to make an anonymous contribution please feel free to do so, every contribution makes a difference. Your prayers and encouragement alone are already a huge support in my process! Thank you!