...was born in the last millennium in the city of Kiev. Since his early childhood, or so the memory seems to imply, he was interested in photography, but more so from the point of view of marvel and amazement at this technological phenomenon as well as the pondering on the nature of mysteries that allowed a vivid image of life to appear on paper, a small world of a moment.
But, alas, not actually making a picture with a photo camera knowingly, or at least having a certain recollection thereof, till the age of fourteen.
In that very year he had a great privilege of a magnificent gift from dear friends of the family - a photographic film camera of his own.
This understandably ignited a full-fledged passion for the art of photography, though from a more technical side of affairs still.
It wasn't until his student days in Heidelberg, when he met a very special photographer Gudrun-Holde Ortner, who recognized his potential and under whose tutelage he gradually became her trustworthy assistant and above that a friend.
During the years that followed he had a rare and hence precious opportunity to learn a more humane and aesthetical approach to photography from her, while at the same time discovering his inner philosophical view of this art and developing own style and vision.
The latter intriguingly called back to the imaginative ideas and experiences in his childhood and adolescence, now complete with knowledge and technical prowess, hence completing a small life circle. An important lesson.
Now, residing in the wonderful and diverse city of Leipzig, Nikita Roytman shares his vision and utilizes his philosophy and style with those interested and those who see,
one photo session at a time...