Eugene Feygin was born on Nov. 5th 1985 in Minsk, Belarus. He arrived to the US (Chicago, IL) in 1992 and was given his first camera in 95’. He noticed that on one of his first trips outside of the city, he ended up using well over six rolls of film. He began experimenting with lighting and different elements of photography. As time progressed, he was able to buy his first digital camera in
99’. He decided to work for his high school shooting sports. With time his skill improved and he was then able to purchase manual mid-range digital equipment. By the end of his high school career as a sports photographer, he had excelled to a point he never considered possible. During his off time he loved to walk around aimlessly the Chicago streets and photograph architecture.
In 2004 he was admitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was then hired as the first freshman ever at the local newspaper and the yearbook. He worked for both groups and further developed his photography skills. He also was able to use better equipment, which gave him more control over his output. While working, he was given an opportunity in 2005 to work with a model. He immediately fell in love with the concept and pushed full force into that sector. With time he realized that he wanted to take at least one photography class, which he did so in 2006. After which, he realized the impact that black and white images had on him and the output of his work. He was fascinated and began to produce a large quantity of black and white work. With the ideas and lighting he learned from the class, he decided to recruit models that had no experience to ones that blew him away. With more models he further tuned his skill and began to full master his photography / lighting skills.