“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
― Marc Riboud


Hello and welcome to Foques Photo! My name is Arseny, and I would love a chance to tell you about who I am.

  My journey began many years ago in far North Asia and brought me to Europe. Later, I found my final stop in glorious Chicago, Il. My trusty Nikon catalogued my travels from the far icy deserts of Siberia to the canals of Venice and has been part of my life for a long time. While Chicago is my home at this time, I am no stranger to travel even now, finding myself on the road to a new shoot often. As I make my way through the artistic landscapes of the United States I am always looking for an opportunity to partner with incredible, inspiring, and talented people and striving for more.

   A musician at heart, I gravitate to live music and find my artistic endeavors have often intertwined with those in that sphere and I cannot imagine being apart from it.

   I have been lucky to have an opportunity to work with and learn from some amazingly talented photographers; James Law, Peter Hurley and Jerry Ghionis being the biggest influences on my style.

   When I shoot, my goal is to show the very nature of my subject. I rarely allow myself to slip into old and comfortable shoes of the standard shooting and processing as I believe it takes away from the real message; I always look for a new perspective.

   There is no project too crazy, there is no vision too silly. If you have an idea, contact me! Let's work together!