My name is Mikhail Lavrenov and my internet nickname MikLav is just a short form of it.
I am a part time freelance photographer located in Leuven, Belgium. While my main focus is stock photography, I produce fine art pictures, and I am doing assigments too. I don't have a strong specialisation in one narrow area. People photography (in studio and outdoors), landscape and nature, industrial are my most common subjects.
My home city (Leuven) is a nice old Belgian university city located about 20 km east of Brussels.
This website is my photography portfolio and a personal web design project.
I've been involved with photography since my childhood i.e. for nearly 30 years. Starting with a rangefinder and then a mechanical SLR camera; then automatic SLR and finally moved to a digital SLR. Photography used to be my hobby for a long time and turned to a part-time job a few years ago.
While this site is my showcase, and therefore is relatevily static you can read my regularly updated blog about photography and life in Belgium.
You can see examples of my photography work in photo gallery.
You can see examples of my retouching work in retouche gallery where you can compare image before and after editing.
You can see examples of my wedding photographs in wedding gallery.
Are you interested about making money from your own photographs? Read How to sell your pictures online - my article about selling stock photos.
Do you want to buy my photographs? No problem - you can buy fine art prints or electronic version of stock photos:
Fine art prints of my work can be purchased via RedBubble. You can buy framed or unframed prints in different size, or buy postcards with my photographs.
Fine art prints of my selected work can be purchased via Imagekind. You can buy framed or unframed prints in different size, or buy postcards with my photographs.