The end of an era. The passing of a friend.
I first met Vadim when I moved to Asheville in May of 2008. I stopped by his studo to see if he had any photographic needs I could meet — a sales call.
What started as a sales call ended up in a friendship. I would stop by his studio often. Sometimes to look around and see what was new. Other times just to set and chat and share a smoke or two.
I never did get to do any photography for him. But I got more. I got a friend.
I miss you my friend.