Yura is a cinematographer known for the feature film Walk With Me, which was selected to dozens film festivals including Cinequest Film Festival, Inside Out Film Festival, and for a short film TWINS "You must be related!" that won Best Mini at Portland Dance film festival and was selected to Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema & No Budge.
Yura worked as DP on TV shows and documentaries for Discovery Channel, Paramount+ and MTV. His commercial work includes projects for Google, Barnes & Noble, Coca-Cola, Old Spice and Bustle.
Before becoming a cinematographer Yura studied art conservation at Stieglitz State Academy of Art in Saint Petersburg and worked in the art industry for several years. Being surrounded with centuries old art objects and restoring paintings shaped his taste in art, understanding of color and composition.
His approach to camera is influenced by the idea that the camera is another performer within a scene, which makes his camera work deeply felt and embodied.
When not on set Yura builds a tiny house upstate NY, works in a garden and goes on hikes in the mountains.
Yura is co-founder of Rootwood Films, a film video production company based in NY.