Beachroad Magazine grab a coffee with Max Shatrov, is a Russian photographer currently living in Dubai since arriving with his folks back in 1997. Over the years he has explored many different areas of photography but he specialises in extreme sports photography and his epic landscape works which have been seen worldwide.
NAME? // Max Shatrov.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // I was selling cars. Pretty simple. Bought used cars in Dubai and send them to Russia.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Photography.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My wife and my daughter.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Snakes.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Death of my lovely dog.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // I don't have any role model.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Flowers to my wife.
IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Keep good relations in family.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Smoking.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Hate how people drive in UAE.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // Johnny Depp.
FAVOURITE MUSIC? // Rock, Hip hop, Trance.
LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Never bought any records.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Battle for Sevastopol.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // National Geographic Visions of Earth.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // My family.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Car accident in 2005.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Crimea, Russia.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Crimea, Russia.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Enjoying moments with my family.
WHY DUBAI? // Money, sea, sun.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Yeah. I'm skater.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Desert.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Rural.
CATS OR DOGS? // Dogs.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Coffee.
WHAT YOU MAKES YOU LAUGH? // My daughter.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // Situation in Donbass.
YOUR MESSAGE? // Peace.