About Ed Hafizov, Zorz Studios' creative director and photographer

BORN IN USSR CALLS HIMSELF RUSSIAN YET HE'S TATAR WENT FOR KAYAKING AND MODERN PENTATHLON USED TO SWIM 50m WITHOUT AIR FELL IN MANHOLES TWICE IN HIS CHILDHOOD EXPELLED FROM ART SCHOOL FOR POLITICALLY AMORAL EXPRESSION STILL LEARNED TO DRAW AND PAINT DREAMS IN FINE ART WORE GLASSES FOR 10 YEARS NO PLUMBING, HEATING, OR HOME PHONE TILL AGE 15 SOLID AND STRICT EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL PART OF SCHOOL'S PRIDE–CLASS OF ADVANCED ALGEBRA AND PHYSICS LIVED IN ROMANIA SKIPPED CLASSES THERE TO SIT IN THE MISTY FIELDS AND READ WANDERED MILES AND MILES WITH HIS DALMATIAN IN FORESTS CHASED BOARS WORKED IN MOSCOW IN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CIRCLES MOVED TO USA THREE YEARS OF NIGHT SHIFTS AT A SMELLY JOB SPENT 16 YEARS IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MAJORING IN ECONOMICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND BIOLOGY WORKED TWO FULL-TIME JOBS WITH 4-HR SLEEPS 12 YEARS OF CORPORATE MENTALITY IN A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY QUIT SAFE SOLID CAREER TO ADVANCE HIS STUDIO FEELS ECSTATIC FACTUALLY LAUNCHED HIS STUDIO AT AGE 12 DRAWING COMICS, FINE ART, AND TATTOO DESIGNS NEVER ASKED WHY "STUDIOS" IS PLURAL BUT ALWAYS ASKED THE MEANING OF "ZORZ" NEVER ANSWERS DAY-TRADED AND INVESTED IN HIS 20s FOR FUN BURNED IN MARKET CRASH OF 2000 OWNS A CAR HE BOUGHT BRAND NEW FOR CASH 10 YEARS AGO HAS A DAUGHTER NAMED EVELYN PLAYS SILLY LIKE A KID GIVES HER A LOT HAS HAD A MASCOT AT WORKPLACE FOR 15 YEARS WHO CHANGED THREE JOBS WITH HIM FROM SMELLY, TO CORP, TO STUDIO CARES FOR ANIMALS AND ECO SAVES INSECTS CANNOT FISH OR HUNT ADVOCATES FAUX FURS NOT VEGETARIAN YET VOLUNTEERS AND DONATES NOT LITTLE TEACHES AT-RISK YOUTH SHOOTS ANGELS NEVER DID DRUGS NOR SMOKED DOESN'T DRINK COFFEE OR BLUE COW LOVES TRANCE AND HOUSE MUSIC IMMERSES IN CLUB DANCING... LIKE INTOXICATED MIXES WITH EQUAL DAILY DOZE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND OPERA ADORES FINE ART AND OLD MASTERS DOES NOT OWN A TV CLUELESS ON MOST SHOWS AND GOSSIPS FIGHTS OWN CULTURAL ILLITERACY BY FREQUENTING MUSEUMS FASCINATED BY BALLET DREAMS OF LEARNING DEUTSCH AND TO PLAY PIANO ENJOYS SILENCE AND SOLITUDE LOVES RAIN LIKES COLD SHOWER SLEEPS ON A HARD FLOOR AT TIMES DESPITE WORKING FOR HIMSELF GETS UP AT 6 AM EVERY DAY INCLUDING WEEKENDS CAN MOVE HIS EARS VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY LONGS FOR BACKPACKING, CAMPING, AND SKIING FOND OF DIVING AND BEING UNDERWATER OVERCOMING HIS FEAR OF DEPTH HIS ONLY FEAR TOLERANT TO PAIN ALLERGIC TO WHINERS OCCASIONALLY OBSESSED BY ORDER AND NEATNESS CONSIDERED A MILITARY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER SON OF A DETECTIVE PREFERS VISITING INDIA TO ITALY ADORES STYLE AND ELEGANCE IN FASHION ENJOYS SHOPPING FOR LADIES SHOPS FOR WEDDING DRESSES WITH HIS BRIDES FAVORITE MOVIES: "GLADIATOR" AND "THE LAKE HOUSE" RESPECTS MANNERS AND CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS OPPOSES THE POPULAR PHILOSOPHY OF EGOCENTRISM NATURALLY SHY BUT OVERLY SENTIMENTAL AND CONFLICTINGLY IMPARTIAL RARELY CURSES OUT LOUD FREE FROM WORRIES OF PURSUING WEALTH ATTRIBUTES THE STATE OF HIS WORK TO TRYING HARDER AND MERE LUCK NOT TALENT AS MANY ARTISTS, SOMETIMES UNCERTAIN ABOUT HIS ARTWORK OFTEN THINKS AND EXPRESSES HIMSELF EPISTOLARY LOVES TO WRITE... MORE THAN NECESSARY THANK YOU FOR READING ALL THIS
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